About Coach George Payan

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About Coach George Payan

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Degree:
1972, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (Kinesiology), Fullerton State University, The State of California
1972, Standard Teaching Credential, The State of California
1985, Master of Education, Azusa Pacific University, The State of California
1987, Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential, The State of California
1989, The California Community Colleges, Instructor Credential

Met all requirements, Level II Track and Field Coach, National Track and Field Coaching Certification Program, USA Track & Field Certified, Endurance - Sprints - Hurdles

Served as an Instructor for the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games / CIF Southern Section Cross Country Clinics.

Served on the California Southern Section Cross Country Advisory Committee Member.

Served as an column editor for the California Track and Cross Country Coaches Alliance / Coaches Corner, helping coaches improve his or her knowledge with updated articles and helped them become more knowledgeable.

I am a retired teacher and retired instructor from National University, in the State of California. I have been Teaching and Coaching since 1972. I have been a head coach for both males and females for Cross Country and Track & Field teams in Orange County in the Santa Ana Unified School District, and coached college, university, and club athletes for over 50 plus years, and presently I am an assistant track Teacher/Coach, advising the 800 meter event, coaching the hurdles and sprint relays at Granite High School in the San Bernardino County, in the State of California.

At Fullerton State University I was on an athletic scholarship with the best athletes in the nation in Cross Country who won the NCAA Runner-up and the team won the NCAA National Championships and I competed in Track in the 800m, mile, 3-mile and mile relay (4x440y) and I qualified in the NCAA Nationals in the 800m. I started competing when I was a youth and continued competing after college for the Southern California Striders.

I have had great experiences, with all my coaches, and were excellent teachers who have trained me physically and mentally, and now since I am in coaching, I am returning the same experiences. The athletes that I have an opportunity to coach, won league titles, several County championships, regional championships, and have had athletes compete in the California State Championship Meets and National Championship meets in Cross Country and Track & Field.

I have a passion for coaching and being a good teacher/coach to my student-athletes. My ultimate goal is to assist coaches and athletes in any way to accomplish their goals, it’s not about being the best, it’s learning about the desire giving it your best. Athletes and coaches we have to work together and both live “The Championship Lifestyle” by understanding there are no limits as long as we both put in the effort.
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