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Cross Country Coaching Staff

Marcel Viens

Coaching Staff / 2017-2018

Team: Boys & Girls Cross Country

Position: Head Coach

Email: mviens@piusmatthias.org

Bio: Coach Viens has been a swimmer and runner since college.  He’s participated in 5 and 10k’s, marathons and triathlons and is a gold medal winner in Master’s Swimming.  Previous athletic involvement includes Track & Field, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Athletic Director and team Athletic Trainer.  He’s a graduate of nearby St. Paul High School and member of their Hall of Fame.  He attended UCLA, CSU-Long Beach, St. Joseph’s Seminary and St. John’s University in New York.  He’s enthusiastic about PMA students and the prospects of building a highly competitive Warrior CC program.  He’s now retired, volunteers on the Ethics Committee at St. Mary Medical Center, is a member of the Jesuits’ Ignatians West volunteers and spends the bulk of his time volunteering in various areas here at PMA.  His philosophy centers on the Jesuit motto: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – (living one’s life) for the greater glory of  God.  Helping his team fully understand Gratitude and “making good choices” in life are foremost among his coaching and teaching standards.

 

Brendon Peacock

Coaching Staff / 2017-2018

Team: Boys & Girls Cross Country

Position: Assistant Coach

Email: bpeacock@piusmatthias.org

Bio: Brendon James-Benavides Peacock has been a runner since he was young; he loved running Jog-A-Thon’s in elementary school and started doing Triathlons when he was about ten. In middle school he ran Track and Field on the school’s team which propelled him into an enjoyable and successful high school running career at Long Beach Poly High School. While at Poly, Brendon ran Cross Country and Track for four years and became part of the Varsity squad as a Junior. He was also Captain his Junior and Senior year. His team won Moore League three out of four years while he was there. Brendon continued to run to stay in shape after high school, and he is now very excited and blessed to be able to coach the St. Pius X- St. Matthias Academy Warriors. Running truly shaped Brendon into the man he is today, and he considers it an honor to pass the values and passion he has for the sport onto the next generation.