Michael Adkins
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Coach Adkins is in his fifth season as the Head Coach overseeing both the girls and boys programs. In his second season (2017) at the helm, he led the Boys' Team to their first ever Mesa League Championship with a perfect 5-0 Dual Meet Record. In his third season (2018), the Girls' Team capped off a remarkable season with the school's first ever CIF San Diego Section Championship.  In 2019, he received the highest state high school coaches award when named by the California Coaches Association as the ​Girls Track Coach of the Year.  

Coach Adkins has a diverse background in the sport of Track & Field. His coaching experience extends to 11 of the 16 standard high school track and field events to include sprints, relays, middle distance, distance, shot put, discus and high jump.  Olympian High School athletes under his direct tutelage have set 20 school records [Girls - 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1500, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, Sprint Medley Relay and Boys - 100, 1600, 1 Mile, 2 Mile, 3000, 3200, 4x100, 4x400, 4x800 and High Jump]. This season Coach Adkins will​ coach the middle distance and distance runners as well as assist with the sprinters.  Prior to his tenure at Olympian, he coached youth athletes in distance events and relays who became medalist at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships Meets held annually in July. 

 

Coach Adkins has 20 years of coaching experience (Assistant [5] years & Head Coach [15] years) combined experience as a club and high school coach.  He has served as the Youth Chair of USATF San Diego Imperial Association for the past 13 years. In his role as Youth Chair, he leads the local grassroots efforts exposing youth to the sport of track and field, cross country and combined (multi) events to youth competitors throughout San Diego and Imperial counties.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the USATF San Diego Imperial Association.

He graduated from Bonita Vista High School where he was a two sport letterman in 1979.  He still ranks amongst the best 400 Meter runners in CIF San Diego Section history posting an impressive 47.59 to cap off his high school career.  He went on to earn a track scholarship to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) (1979-81). Following two years at UNLV, he returned home and attended San Diego State University (SDSU) (1981-83) as a scholarship student-athlete.

He competed for 9 years at the youth club to the collegiate level. During his career, he competed at some of the highest profile local and national meets ranging from the CIF San Diego Section (Prelim & Finals) Meet, California State Meet, National Amateur Athlete Union (AAU) Outdoor Championships to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

He graduated from Bonita Vista High School where he was a two sport letterman in 1979.  He still ranks amongst the best 400 Meter runners in CIF San Diego Section history posting an impressive 47.59 to cap off his high school career. He went on to earn a track scholarship to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) (1979-81). Following two years at UNLV, he returned home and attended San Diego State University (SDSU) (1981-83) as a scholarship student-athlete.

 

Coach Adkins is a certified USATF Official. He holds a Level 1 Coaching Certification from USATF, the governing body for track in field in the United States of America. He is a member of the National Youth Track Coaches Association.  

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