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Armand Crespo Promoted To PCC Track And Field Co-Head Coach

Armand Crespo, the school's long-time cross country head coach, has been promoted to co-head coach of the Pasadena City College men's and women's track and field teams for the 2013-2014 school year, effective immediately. Fellow co-head coach Larry Wade has announced he is taking an indefinite leave of absence for personal reasons. The track and field coaching positions are part-time jobs in PCC's intercollegiate athletics program.

Wade, the CCCAA State Women's Track and Field Coach of the Year this past season, said he has returned to his home in Las Vegas and that he is devoting his efforts toward "taking care of his family." Wade had served as the sole head coach of the Lancers for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Crespo has taken over all duties associated with team recruiting, forming of student-athlete roster, academic progress of athletes, and other preparation for the 2014 track and field season.

Crespo ran both cross country and track and field at PCC from 1986-88. He then served as an assistant coach in charge of distance running from 1994-2000 for the Lancers'  track and field teams. He was an assistant to both retired men's coach Jesse Gomez and former women's coach Grace Apiafi. He is in his seventh season as head coach of the cross country program, and has served previously as the main assistant for Wade in track and field for the past three years.

In 2011, Crespo coached PCC's first women's individual state track and field champion in running events in Tracee van der Wyk, who won the 1,500 meters title.

Release Date: 09/19/13
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