In the summer of 2017, Shawn Gallup was hired as the Assistant Cross Country Coach at UC Santa Cruz after serving as a volunteer coach during the 2016-2017 season.
“Shawn was an incredible asset to our program last year, and I was excited to get to hire him as my assistant for the 2017 Cross Country season,” said Head Coach David Klech. “Shawn does an incredible job of connecting with the student-athletes and excels in his attention to detail, injury management, and customizable training plans.”
Shawn is a Certified USATF Level 1 Coach. He has previously coached at Monterey Peninsula College and University of West Florida. Shawn holds a B.S. in Sports medicine with emphasis in athletic training from West Florida, where he was a 4-year letterwinner on a cross country scholarship and two-time All-Conference.
He ran Track and cross country in high school in Pacific Grove and Mililani, HI. While in Hawai'i he won the 1996 state championship for 3200 and set School records for 1600 and 3200.
Shawn for several years has been active in Triathlon, from sprint distance to Ironman.