Marcus Carroll enters his 7th year as the Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Head Track & Field/Coach Cross Country Coach. In his time with MPC, he has guided 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 10 All-American awards in the 100 meters, 200 meters, triple jump, heptathlon, 4 mile, 10k, and 400 meter relay events at the CCCAA State Track & Field and Cross Country Championships.
Prior to MPC, Carroll spent four seasons as an Assistant Track & Field Coach at San Diego Mesa College where he helped contribute to 3-consecutive PCAC Conference Championships while helping several athletes advance to the Southern California Regional and CCCAA State Track & Field Championships.
As an athlete, 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 College and 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.
He is now a USATF Level 2 Certified Combined Events Coach with a Masters of Arts degree in Physical Education from Ball State University. While at MPC, his goal is to continue the development of track & field/cross country interest in the Monterey Peninsula Community and to help many student athletes become a success in these sports and in the classroom.