2017 Men's Cross Country Coaches
Head Coach - 2nd Season
Cassie Hansen was recently hired as the Head Cross Country Coach at San Diego Christian College in 2016.
Prior to coaching at SDC, Coach Hansen was an assistant Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at Cuyamaca Community College. While at Cuyamaca, the group she assisted rewrote the Cuyamaca All-Time list, including school records and various top 10 performances in all distance events from the 800 meters to the 10k. During that time, she also helped to guide numerous conference champions and athletes who advanced to the regional and state championships. Prior to her stint at Cuyamaca, Coach Hansen coached High School and elementary level cross country and track and field programs, including a season as Head Cross Country Coach at Mount Miguel High School.
Prior to coaching, Coach Hansen ran track and field for four years at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, specializing in the 800 meters. During her collegiate career, she earned All-Conference Honors in the 800 meters twice, Big West Conference Athlete of the Week Honors multiple times, and was named to the Conference All-Academic team.
In High School, Coach Hansen ran Cross Country and Track locally at El Capitan High School in Lakeside. During her prep career, she left a permanent mark on the track and field community. Her 800 meter personal best placed her as the 16th best performer in San Diego history. That mark earned her an All-State distinction when she placed 6th in the state final. This was one of three state meet appearances, as she also made the state final her junior year, and made the cross country state championships as a senior. Her impact on El Capitan was vast as she broke the school record in the 400 meters, 800 meters, 1500 meters, 4x800 relay, and the 4x1600 relay. In addition to the school records, she also was Top 10 All-Time in school history in the 200, 1600, 3200, High Jump, Triple Jump, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, and Distance Medley, earning a top 10 mark in every event she ever competed in.
In addition to coaching at SDC, Coach Hansen is also an elementary school teacher, wife, and mother.