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Meet the Coaches
Head Coach
     Mark Celestin has been a Social Studies teacher at LosAl since 1983.  Coach Celestin ran Cross Country and Track at Mt. Sac College, Saddleback College, and UC Irvine, where he was a national qualifier.  He was an assistant coach at University High School and Woodbridge High School, before coming to LosAl. During the 1980's and 1990's, he coached the Griffins to five straight league championships and several appearances
at CIF Finals.  Coach Celestin has previously been named as Orange County Coach of the Year and Orange County Teacher of the Year finalist.  He is also the founder of Runner's Workshop Running Camps - the large running camps in Western United States.
Assistant Boys Coach
   Jeremy Berryman has been coaching youth sports for over twenty years, including many teams in the community.  He has coached in the Los Alamitos Cross Country and Track programs for the last five years.  Coach Jeremy continues to run in his spare time and competes in 5K's, 10K's, and half marathons.
Assistant Boys Coach
   Keith Mendoza is a 2010 Los Alamitos High School graduate.  He ran Cross Country and Track (1600m and 3200m) each of his four years.  He is also a former counselor at Runner's Workshop Running Camps.  Currently, Keith works as a tutor and learning instructor.  He is an amateur writer and graduating form California State University, Long Beach this spring with a degree in English.  Mr. Mendoza aspires to be a teacher.
Assistant Girls Coach
   Jessica Riegert is an experienced runner. She ran Track and Cross Country all four years in high school and continues to be an avid runner.  Ms. Riegert currently teaches at Los Alamitos High School, teaching Economics and AP World History.  She plans on bringing the positivity and high standards she exemplifies in her classroom to the Cross Country team.