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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 largest 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 who ran Cross Country and Track (1600m and 3200m) each of his four years.  Keith joined the coaching staff at LAHS in 2015 and he is also a former counselor at Runner's Workshop Running Camps.  Keith is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach and is passionate about Education and English Studies.
Assistant Coach
   Abhi Nagpal is a 2013 Los Alamitos High School graduate who ran for the Griffins from 2009-2013.  Abhi continued his running career at the University of Redlands where he competed from 2013-2017.  Notable running achievements include qualifying individually for the 2016 NCAA D3 Cross Country National Championships.  While running at Redlands, Abhi earned a degree in Economics and Public Policy.
Assistant Coach
   Alan Grant teaches Computer Science at LAHS and serves as an advisor to the E-Sports and Robotics teams.  Mr. Grant ran middle distance and cross country at Orange Coast College and UC San Diego.  Notable running achievements include winning the Seal Beach 10k four consecutive years (2008-2011) and finishing the 2017 Boston Marathon.
Assistant Coach
   Jonathan Rulison is a 2017 Los Alamitos High School graduate who ran both Cross Country and Track for the Griffins from 2013-2017.  Jonny joined the LAHSCX coaching staff upon graduation in 2017.  Jonny also coaches the distance runners for LAHS Track in the Spring.  Jonny currently studies at California State University, Long Beach with a passion for Writing & Speaking.