Men’s Track & Field Coaching Staff

Men’s Head Coach

Jesse White

jessewhite@westcliff.edu

Jesse White enters his first season with Westcliff University as Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach. Coach White brings a wealth of experience to the Warriors Cross Country and Track and Field programs. White was a D-1 athlete in his collegiate career as a student athlete at California State University, Fresno where he accepted a full ride scholarship in track & field. There, Jesse competed in the sprints and hurdle events as he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications. White competed in the 4×100 meter relay, the 110MHH and the 4×400 meter relay for California State University at the WAC conference Championships meet.

In 2019, Coach White entered his nineteenth season of coaching.  Jesse began his long-time coaching career at Edison High School in Fresno, CA. where he began coaching hurdles, and later took over the sprint group as well. After coaching several years at Edison High School, Jesse moved into the university level and assisted with the sprints, hurdles, relays and jumping events in the 2005 season at University of California, Davis. In 2008, Coach White assisted in coaching the sprints, hurdles and jump events at California State University, Fresno.  After his time with the CSUF Bulldogs, Jesse accepted a head coaching position at the high school level with Fresno Unified School District.

Coach White accepted a position at Concordia University, Irvine where he was named the sprints, hurdles and relays coach in 2012. While at Concordia, Jesse continued his education earning his master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration.  As a coach with the Eagles Track and Field program, Jesse coached the first relay team in school history to the national championships meet. White also coached the 7th fastest quarter miler in the nation, had 25 conference champions, 16 top 3 finishers, 7 national qualifiers, and 2 All-Americans. There he also coached American Stand-out, Stirly Jones, who later competed in the U.S Olympic Trials in the 200-meter dash.

It was in 2014 that Jesse accepted a coaching position with College of Sequoias where he coached the hurdles, short sprints and short relay groups. During his time with COS, Jesse recruited and coached 14 state champions, as well as, 26 top 5 state championship finishers. He is responsible for producing college standouts such as: Deshaunda Morrison, Drelan Bramwell, Chris Green, Keefer Joyce of Canada, and Holland Cabara of Trinidad and Tobego. In addition, he assisted in coaching Melani Rodney of Grenada, Quincy Hall, and Deajah Stevens of the U.S. Many of these athletes have competed in international championships such as the Jr. National Championships, Pan Am Games, the IAAF World Championships, U.S Championships, and the U.S Olympic trials. During his time with COS, Jesse produced 18 school records, 15 nationally ranked athletes, 12 national leaders, 2 State Records, and 1 State championship men’s team title.

Jesse assisted in the sprints, hurdles, jumps and multi event groups with California State University, Fullerton in the 17/18 season. There he assisted in coaching 6 conference champions and 9 top 5 conference finishers. The Titans would go on to win its second men’s conference championship title. They also had 11 regional qualifiers and 4 athletes qualify and compete nationally. He would later accept the sprints and hurdles coaching position with Fullerton College in the spring of 19.  While at Fullerton College White coached one of only two athletes who made it to the California Community College State Championships meet. Coaching student athlete, Alicia Victoria in the 400 IH to a gigantic six second improvement to earn herself a spot and placed fifth at the California Community College State Championships meet.

Coach White is also experienced as a college physical education/kinesiology instructor and as a Student Success Coordinator. He is eager to begin this new chapter in his career as he takes the reigns as the Head Coach for the men’s cross country and track and field programs here at Westcliff University.

Men’s Assistant Coach

Alaine Tate

alainetate@westcliff.edu

Alaine Tate joined the Westcliff University Track and Field coaching staff as Head Coach in 2019, working with men’s and women’s for the 2019 season. She will head the men’s and women’s middle- and long-distance runners as well as the Cross-Country program.

While working with the Warriors, Tate helped 3 athletes post school records. Skyler Madrid had a break out season competing in the 400m dash, and the 800m dash for the first time ever – posting a 7 second personal record to finish her season. Cristina Chapi set school records in the discus, shot put and javelin. Kalonni Wilcox posting school records in the 60m, 100m, 200m, and long jump.

Tate competed for the University of Miami from 2012-2014. She competed in events ranging from the 400m to cross country. During her stay, she was a record holder of the indoor and outdoor 800m, outdoor sprint medley, and indoor distance medley. Tate briefly competed post collegiately, qualifying for the USA 2017 Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 600m dash as well as competing internationally.

Tate earned her Bachelor of Arts in sociology in 2014 and is currently a Master of Business administration student at Westcliff University.

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