Aggie legend joins Humboldt State University Cross Country and Track & Field; Harris was the 1998 USA 1500m national champion.
ARCATA, Calif. – Following the retirement of long-time cross country head coach Scott Pesch, the Humboldt State athletics department was in search of a replacement. The Lumberjacks found their match as they added Santa Cruz running staple Jamey Harris as Head Distance Coach.
"We are thrilled to welcome Coach Jamey Harris to our Lumberjack family as our new Head Distance Coach for cross country and track & field," said Head Coach Sarah Ingram. "Jamey has a proven record of success coaching collegiate cross country and track athletes, as well as experience as a professional runner, motivational speaker, and club coach. He shares a strong commitment to developing student-athlete citizens who strive for and achieve personal integrity, academic excellence, and community enhancement. Jamey is an inspirational hands-on coach and excellent recruiter who brings a lot of energy to our program, and will continue rebuilding the legacy of distance running at Humboldt State."
Harris was the head track & field and cross country coach at UC Santa Cruz from 2014-17. He was a three-time Division III Independents Coach of the Year and coached runners to 19 DIII First Team All-Independent Awards in his three seasons. Harris guided the Banana Slugs' cross country program to new heights as nine distance runners earned NCAA All-Region honors.
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