Sept. 9, 2009
Fullerton, Calif. - Assistant track and field coach Brandon Campbell has resigned his post and will be leaving Cal State Fullerton after a decade on campus for a similar position at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado.
Campbell came to Fullerton from St. Louis, Missouri, in the Fall of 1998 on a basketball scholarship. He was a starter for parts of five seasons around nagging foot injuries, averaging 8.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 84 career games. But he really excelled in track and field and earned All-American honors. He was the Big West Conference Male Athlete of the Year in 2001 and he holds six school records including the high jump (7-4 1/2), the long jump (25-10), the 400 meters (46.98) and the decathlon (6,637 points).
He was a two-time Big West Conference champion in the long jump (1999 and 2001) and high jump (2001 and 2002) and was on a pair of championship 4x400 meter relay teams (2000 and 2001). He qualified for the NCAA Championships in both jumps in 2001 and 2002, earning All-American status in the high jump in 2002.
He earned his bachelors degree in 2005 in sociology and spent a year prior to his CSF appointment in 2006 as a personal speed coach and assisted at Huntington Beach High School, where he qualified three individuals for the CIF Championships.
In his three-year tenure as the jump coach at CSUF, he had at least one athlete qualify for the NCAA Championships each year including two in both 2008 & 2009. He also coached three Big West individual champions: Johnathan Golden (high jump) and Garrett Myers (triple jump) in 2008, and Laron Brown (high jump) in 2009.
Coach Campbell will have the opportunity to coach both the sprinters and jumpers at Adams State, a NCAA Division II national power. Coach Campbell's last day at CSUF will be this Friday (Sept. 11).