|Title:||Head Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Coach|
Kevin Galbraith enters his seventh season at the helm of the men's track & field and cross country program at the University of Northern Colorado in 2010-11.
Just the third head track & field coach in the past 25 years for the Bears, Galbraith looks to continue to build the team’s reputation in the extremely competitive Big Sky Conference.
Galbraith, along with former assistant coach Karim Abdel-Wahab, developed a comprehensive training and strength development plan for Amr Seoud, a Beijing Olympic qualifier. Seoud trained with the Bears in 2010 and went on two set two Egyptian national records and win the Gold medal in the 200 meters at the 2010 African Championships.
In 2009-10, four school records were broken during the indoor track & field season (women’s 55 meter hurdles, women’s 5000 meters, men’s 400 meters and men’s weight throw), while the women’s hammer record was broken during the outdoor season. The Bears also had four qualifiers for the NCAA Regionals in Evan Taylor, Patrick Berg, Meghan Green and Tyler Short.
Since Galbraith joined the Bears in 2004-05 a total of 20 indoor school records and 14 outdoor school records have been set.
In 2008-09, 400 meter specialist Justine Sandersfeld won the Big Sky Conference Championship during both the indoor and outdoor season, while in 2009-10 freshman Evan Taylor won the 200 meter title at the 2010 Big Sky Outdoor Track & Field Championship, becoming the first freshman in over a decade to win the title.
From 1999-2004, Galbraith served as an assistant coach at Long Beach State where he was in charge of sprints and hurdles. In four of his five seasons, he coached the top three finishers at the conference championship in the men’s 400 meters and he also had the top freshmen finishers at the Big West Championship in both the men’s and women’s 400 meters his final three years.
Galbraith graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in communications in 1981. At LMU he was a member of the Lion's cross country team and team MVP in 1981. He received his master's degree in communications from LMU in 1991.
Following his undergraduate degree and while he completed his master's, Galbraith was a volunteer assistant coach with Loyola Marymount from 1986-93. He has also served as the Meet Manager for the Southern California Cross Country Championships in Walnut, Calif. and the Southern California Twilight Distance Qualifier at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
From 1993-95 and once again from 1997-99 he was an assistant track coach for sprints/hurdles at Track West, a national USATF club in Santa Monica, Calif.
In 1995, Galbraith became the head track and field coach at Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys, Calif.
In his extremely limited spare time, Galbraith enjoys collecting antique men’s wrist watches, especially from the 1920s-1940s. He also reads voraciously and still enjoys running.