Track and Field Coaches

Christopher Sabato

Christopher Sabato
  • Assistant Coach
    Pole Vault
  • (9th year)
  • BS, Alfred University  '02
  • Sparks 220
  • 503-370-6803 voice

Christopher Sabato has been a member of the Bearcat staff as an assistant coach for the cross country and track and field teams since 2005. Sabato works with the cross country team during the fall and coaches the pole vaulters in the spring.

He coaches with the pole vaulters on track and field team and works with cross country as well. In 2011 Sabato coached Katie Mariman to a school record vault of 11’5.75”. He has also coached six of Willamette’s top ten female vaulters.

Prior to arriving at Willamette, Sabato spent two years at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where he coached the sprinters and jumpers on the track and field teams. 

He attended Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During his collegiate track and field career, Sabato competed in the sprints, long jump and pole vault. 

Along with his coaching duties, he holds the title of creative project specialist. He is responsible for graphic design, photography and social media within the athletics department.

Sabato runs the timing system for all home cross country and track & field meets. He is recognized as one of the top FinishLynx operators in the Northwest. Sabato was interviewed by the New York Times to help explain the unprecedented tie in the 2012 Olympic Trials women’s 100-meter dash.

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