Cross Country Coaching Staff

Marcel Viens

Coaching Staff / 2018-2019

Team: Boys & Girls Cross Country

Position: Head Coach

Email: mviens@piusmatthias.org

Bio: Marcel Viens is in his second season as the Cross Country Coach. 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.

 

 Jose Barba

Coaching Staff / 2018-2019

Team: Boys & Girls Cross Country

Position: Assistant Coach

Email: jbarba@piusmatthias.org

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