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Lauryn Jordan, a former Heptathlete for the Oregon Ducks, begins her Fifth season on the San Joaquin Delta Mustang coaching staff as the Head Coach, specializing in hurdles, jumps, and multis.
“ As a graduate and a former student-athlete at Delta, I am extremely excited to lead a program that has been such a big part of my life,” Jordan said. “I’m approaching this second year with the attitude of reaching back into history and bringing back the once state contending team and carrying on that tradition that was once set. I most definitely look forward to taking this team to a higher level of excellence than ever before.”
Coach Jordan’s served two years as an Assistant Coach at Northern Arizona University. During her two years at NAU, the Lumberjacks captured three Big Sky Track and Field team Conference Championships. Her experience had a significant role in the return to conference prominence in the jumps, hurdles, and multi-event athletes. Her assistance helped guide Ryan Eck to a fifth place finish at the 2008 Big Sky Outdoor Championships in the Decathlon. Eck became the first Lumberjack since Nils Wiklund in 2000 to score in the event.
Jordan competed at University of Oregon from 2005 to 2007, after winning the JUCO Heptathlon (two consecutive years), Long Jump, and Triple Jump at the State Championship in 2004 for San Joaquin Delta College. As a Duck, she recorded her personal bests in the Triple Jump (43-2) Long jump (20-11), High Jump (5-10) and Heptathlon (5499). Jordan became a two-time All-American in the Heptathlon and Long Jump.
Michael Speer enters his fourth season as the Mustangs head coach/throws coach. He has coached the past three seasons at Tracy High School. During that time, he has coached state qualifying athletes. He recently graduated from California State University, Stanislaus with a degree in Kinesiology. He is pursuing a career in teaching and coaching. His goal is for the Delta throwers is to get to a level where their academic and throwing achievements will be recognized by four-year colleges. Speers has also been a member of the Delta Football coaching staff for the past two seasons. He was a linebacker for the Delta Mustangs in 2004 & 2005.
Pole Vault Coach
Mike Sandler is entering his thrid year as the Pole Vault Coach at Delta College. Since his addition, the Mustangs have steadily improved and attracted some of the area's finest vaulters. Delta's Track and Field team enjoys success at the next level and hopes to continue growing and adding to the success of Delta's Track and Field program. Coach Sandler is also the wrestling coach at Delta College.
Lester Bond comes to Delta with a wealth of Track coaching experience. He was a member of the San Jose State Track & field Team from 1961-1965 where he was ranked in the top ten long and triple jumpers in the United States. He was elected by a team vote as the Team Co-Captain of the San Jose State Track and Field Team. He was the first African American captain of a SJS Track and Field team. He was also the first African American track and field athlete to room with a Caucasian teammate during team travels. In l964, Lester was selected as a member of the All-American Track and Field Team. In that same year, he was selected to compete in the Long and Triple Jump USA Olympic Trials competition. From 1965 – 1975 he held the San Jose State triple jump record at 52’3/4”. In March 1965 he held the United States top NCAA Division I triple jump mark at 52’3/4”. 1965 – present he is the San Jose State record holder for the longest combination long and triple jump distance: 77’6 ¼” = LJ 25’5 1/2” + TJ 52’ ¾”. In 1978, Lester won the Pan American Games Sub-Master long jump competition at the age of 35. (23’8”)
Lester began coaching at Delta College in 1984-1986. He then coached as an assistant coach at St. Mary’s High School from 1988 – 2001 and again from 2002-2009. From 1998-2001 he was on the Kids on Track Youth Team board and a jump coach. He has been a clinic presenter at many local high schools. Lester was a teacher and administrator for several years in the Stockton Unified School District as well as a college administrator, instructor and counselor at San Jose State University and San Jose City Community College.
Don Tisher is currently in his second season of coaching distance runners at Delta College and brings an array of talent to the Delta College track coaching staff. On top of his 35 years of coaching experience, he is a retiree of the San Joaquin County Sheriffs Dept. Don started coaching when he was 18 years old and a student at Delta College. He has coached multiple sports including Baseball, Soccer, Football, Track & Field and Cross Country ranging from youth to college level. Along with his position at Delta College, he also is currently coaching at East Union High School in Manteca. Coach Tisher has been called an “athlete’s coach”. He relates to each player and treats them with respect. He is interested in developing the whole person which includes: skills relevant for winning, a competitive spirit and most importantly good sportsmanship/citizenship.
Arthur Jones enters his first year as the hurdles coach with San Joaquin Delta College Track and Field Program in 2014.
Jones came to the Mustangs staff after successful stints at two local high school track and field programs. Throughout his coaching career in Stockton, Jones has been the head coach or an assistant coach on four championship teams for men’s and women’s sprints and hurdles.
Before joining the Mustangs, Jones has been a critical element to the success of the Stockton Saints Youth track and field program over the last decade and has brought over 100 athletes to the National Junior Olympics. The list of accolades and accomplishments Jones’s athletes have earned at the youth and high school levels is staggering and continues to grow with each successful year.
A native of Stockton, CA. Jones is a former Mustang and holds the school record in the 400 intermediate hurdles in 1996. He is honored to be a part of San Joaquin Delta College track and field program and is looking forward to adding more success with the hurdlers.
Les Anthony III
Les Anthony II is entering his 3rd season as the Sprints Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Since 2012 Les has helped the Mustangs develop a competitive and championship caliber group to compete in the Big 8 Conference, Northern California and the State. Since Les’s arrival the Mustangs have benefited from an increase in Big 8 Conference Qualifiers, Northern California Qualifiers, and CCCAA State Meet Qualifiers in the sprints and relays. In 2013 Les lead the Women’s 4x400m relay team to 2nd place finish in CCCAA Northern California Championships, berth to the CCCAA State Meet and individual 400m Qualifier to the State Meet. In 2013 the Women’s 4x400m relay team broke the school record with a time of 3:52.66, the previous record stool for 17 years prior of the record.
Before Delta College Les was the Co-Head Track and Field Coach for Woodland High School from 2007-2011 and Galt High School’s Track and Field program in 2012. While at Woodland Les and his staff helped the Woodland Wolves win 4 straight Tri County Conference Championships at the Varsity Girls and Boys level including 4 straight at the JV Girls level (2008-2011) and 3 straight in the JV Boys level (2008-2010). During his tenure Woodland also maintained a 24-1 TCC dual meet record. Some of his accomplishments during his tenure at WHS and GHS includes Sacramento Meet of Champions Open Champion, Sac Joaquin Section D2 Champion, Sac Joaquin Section D4 Champion, 1 Arcadia Invitational Seeded Relay Champion, 2nd Place Rio Linda Invitational Girls Team Champion, 101 Sac Joaquin Section Divisional Meet Qualifiers, 44 Sac Joaquin Section Track and Field Master’s Qualifiers, 1 CIF Track and Field State Meet Qualifier. Anthony has also trained youth athletes at the USATF level. In 2009 Les created the Youth Club “First Strike Club” based in Woodland and Sacramento. As the Head Coach and Director the club produced 2 USATF Region 14 Champions, 18 USATF National Junior Olympic Championship Qualifiers in a 4 year period.
Les earned his degree from California State University of Stanislaus in Kinesiology. He is also a USATF Certified Official, USATF Level 1 Certified Coach, and USATF Level 2 Certified Jumps, USATF Level 2 Certified Combined Events Coach. Les has also attended the World Famous Ironwood Throws Development Camp.
Les was a 3 sport lettermen in Football, Track and Field, Basketball at the High School level and is a native of Sacramento, California.
Assistant Distance Coach
Volunteer Assistant Jumps Coach
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