Devin began his running career in ninth grade, when he joined the cross country team to fill a gap until winter baseball tryouts. After leading Mission Bay HS to its first ever California State XC Championships appearance, he committed to being a full-time runner. The act of running and competing, in an environment with community and a positive lifestyle, provided a perfect fit.
A decorated HS career led Devin to UCLA where he joined fellow San Diegan and future US running legend, Meb Keflezighi to help lead a talented distance squad.
Devin began coaching middle school track & field at The Brentwood School, in nearby Santa Monica, even before graduating from UCLA. Following eleven successful years coaching cross country, soccer, and track & field at The Brentwood School, Devin took his talents to the NCAA Division I level at the University of California, Davis. Since 2011, Devin has worked in three collegiate programs around bright, motivated student-athletes in the rigorous collegiate West Coast running environment.
Like many lifelong runners, Devin has been fortunate to work with great coaches and mentors in his own development as an athlete and coach. Over the years he has worked with youth athletes, high school and collegiate teams as well as friends and family members to pursue their running goals. With USATF Level II endurance coaching certification and strength & conditioning certification from the US Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association, Devin has coached individual and team championship and record performances at the HS and collegiate levels.
Devin believes in the responsibility of giving back to the running community that has provided him with amazing life opportunities and enduring friendships and memories. Competing as a runner, sport has brought the highest of highs and emotional lows—from championship moments and personal records to healing injury on the sideline. Along the way, the lessons learned have always informed Devin’s growth as an athlete, coach and person. Running is one of the most pure forms of self-expression, where we get to test our limits with every step. As a coach, Devin enjoys sharing this journey of expression toward the pursuit of dream goals.