Aug. 9, 2006
Fullerton, Calif. - Former Cal State Fullerton All-American high jumper Brandon Campbell returns to his alma mater Monday when he will assume a post as assistant track and field coach.
Campbell replaces Ron Kamaka, who resigned to become a professor and assistant track and field coach at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.
"I'm very excited to have Brandon join our coaching staff," said Head Coach John Elders. "He is arguably the greatest athlete to ever put on a Cal State Fullerton track & field uniform, and he is a very talented young coach. Our student-athletes are going to benefit greatly from his experience as a coach, an athlete and a student, and I'm sure they'll be energized by his passion for the sport of track & field."
"I'm looking forward to working with Brandon to help our student-athletes achieve excellence on the track and in the classroom as well as equip them to be successful in life after college."
Campbell was an All-American high jumper for the Titans in 2002 and was the Big West Conference Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2001. He still holds school records in the high jump (7-4 1/2), long jump (25-10), 400 meters (46.98) and decathlon (6,637 points) and is part of both record-holding relay teams (40.15 in the 4x100 and 3:10.46 in the 4x400).
He earned his bachelors degree in 2005 in sociology and spent the past year as a personal speed coach and assisted at Huntington Beach High School, where he qualified three individuals for the CIF Championships.
Campbell also lettered for four seasons with the Titan basketball team despite nagging foot injuries that twice limited him to only two games in a full season. Twice he did play in every game of the season and for his career he appeared in 84 games, averaging 8.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. He lives in Placentia.
Also added to the track and field coaching staff this summer were B.J Vandrovec (Pole Vault) and Paul Cook (Cross Country/Distance). B.J., fresh off the Titan roster, will take over a very strong vault program.
"Although he just finished his collegiate career, B.J. brings a wealth of coaching experience from many camps & clinics," said Elders. "He is an outstanding coach who is going to do a great job in the continued development of the Titan pole vault program.
"Cook also brings an abundance of experience to the coaching staff, and will be a great help to me the distance program."