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Addy Royal has been named new assistant coach for the Triton cross country and track and field programs.

Addy Royal Named New Assistant Coach for Cross Country, Track and Field Programs


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LA JOLLA, Calif. — The University of California San Diego cross country and track and field programs are pleased to announce the addition of Addy Royal as new assistant coach beginning in 2018-19.

Royal previously served as assistant coach at Southern Oregon University, where she helped guide the men's team to a fourth-place finish at the 2017 NAIA National Championships, as well as leading the women's team to seventh place at the 2016 NAIA Championships. 

In addition, Royal had a role in the development of six NAIA All-Americans during her two seasons with the Raiders.

"We are very excited to have Addy join our program," said UC San Diego cross country head coach Nate Garcia. "Her experience, both personal and in coaching, make her a great addition to the Triton family. 

"We are looking forward to what she is going to bring to our program."

Royal earned her bachelor's degree at Sacramento State in 2016, majoring in communication studies with a concentration in digital media. She later received a master's in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership/Coaching at the University of Washington in the summer of 2018.

A former student-athlete at Sac State, Royal was part of four-consecutive Big Sky Conference championships with the Hornets. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and earned Coca-Cola Scholars accolades.


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