Marcus Carroll is in his 5th year as Monterey Peninsula College Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach. In five seasons, he has helped guide his Lobos to reset 11 school records in the: 100 meters, 200 meters, 3,000 meter steeplechase, long jump, triple jump, hammer throw, heptathlon, and 400 meter relay events, and achieve 9 All-American awards in the: 100 meters, 200 meters, triple jump, heptathlon, and 400 meter relay events at the CCCAA State Track & Field Championships.
Prior to MPC, Carroll spent four seasons as an assistant coach at San Diego Mesa College where he helped contribute to 3-consecutive PCAC Conference Championships, in addition to helping several athletes advance to the Southern California Regional and CCCAA State Track & Field Championships.
Carroll competed regionally through high school, community college, and nationally through the collegiate and elite levels. He began his track & field career at Helix High School before competing at Cuyamaca Community College and then earning an athletic scholarship to the California State University of Los Angeles. His personal athletic achievements include becoming an NCAA National Championships finalist in the long jump and triple jump, All-CCAA conference honoree in the long jump, triple jump, 100 meters, 400 meter relay and 1600 meter relay, PCAC/Foothill conference champion in the long jump, triple jump and 100 meters, high school state meet finalist and San Diego county leader in the long jump, and high school state meet champion in the 400 meter relay.
Carroll is now a USATF Level 2 Certified Coach in the Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Jumps, and Combined Events. He also holds a Masters of Arts degree in Physical Education from Ball State University. While at MPC, Carroll looks to continue inspiring track & field and cross country interest in the Monterey Peninsula Community and help many student athletes become a success in the sport and in the classroom.