Founder // Pole Vault
Coach Ed Lasquete successfully coached the pole vault at Mt. Pleasant High School in San Jose, CA for a decade. Coach Lasquete is one of the most sought after pole vault coaches in California. Coach Lasquete’s coaching philosophy is grounded in two main goals: 1.) To develop (in his students) the strong work ethic required to successfully work and thrive in our modern economy, and 2.) To leverage the latest research in technical core strength development to maximize his athletes’ potential. Coach Lasquete is a firm believer in life-long learning, improvement, and development. He strives to teach his students these important core values.
Coach Lasquete is a USATF Certified Track & Field coach and a Level 2 Certified Interscholastic coach.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Coach Lasquete is committed to helping our students build a strong future for themselves and our Bay Area community. His impressive record of achievement includes developing numerous California state meet qualifiers, 2015’s CCS Champion, Mt. Pleasant High School’s all-time school pole vault male record holder, and the Philippines’ Junior Pole Vault female record holder. Since coming to San Jose City College, Coach Lasquete has coached a San Jose City College alumna and pole vaulter to represent the Philippines in international Track & Field competitions.
Like his fellow club coaches, Coach Lasquete was a highly decorated student athlete. He was an Olympian as well as the 1990 high school California state champion in the Pole Vault, and earned a scholarship to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he was an NCAA placer. Coach Lasquete represented the Philippines in the 1992 Summer Barcelona Olympics in the pole vault.
Coach Lasquete proudly attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a scholarship student athlete.
Youth Head Coach // Sprints, Hurdles
Coach Khoi is one of the most promising young coaches in the community. He's a USATF Level II certified Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays coach. He's employed by EXOS, one of the country's leading training organizations when it comes to fitness and athletic performance. He currently holds two EXOS certifications: Fitness Specialist and Performance Specialist.
In his 10-year tenure as the head of Independence High's cross country and track & field programs, he produced over 50 sectional athletes, 1 CCS champion, 1 state medalist, has won 1 girls division title, and 5 boys division titles.
Coach Khoi was born in Vietnam but was raised by East Side San Jose. He's a proud product of Independence High, having competed for the Seventy Sixers from 2006 to 2010. He competed for a year at San Jose City College under Philippe Gonzalez, where he was exposed to the science behind athletic development. Since then he's obtained a degree in kinesiology and devoted his life to athletic development.
He believes in empowering athletes with skills and knowledge to be successful in whatever roles they may be responsible for in their lives. Training for track & field is practice for life.