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Meet the Coaches

Our team brings years of experience and new ideas together to provide a more inclusive approach. We aim to have our athletes take more from their high school sports experience than just making new friends, memories and setting personal records but rather a mindset and skills they can use in their future.


Walt VanZant

Competed in XC & track @ 
St. Ignatius High & SFSU.

Coaching @ Wilcox
since 1984 

Coaching allows Coach VZ to combine his life-long passion for running and statistics (was a Certified Public Accountant [CPA] for 30+ years). In addition to coaching XC & track, he serves as the president of his local running club.


Coach VZ has enjoyed a long running career with a long range - from the 800m to Ultramarathons! 


David Garza

Competed in XC & track @
Wilcox (C/O 2011).

Coaching @ Wilcox
since 2011

Recently returned to coaching in 2019 after taking some time to finish school and start his career.  


As an energy engineer, he develops energy, water and greenhouse gas reducing multifamily projects.


Coach Garza is remembered by Coach VZ as one of the best team captains he ever had.

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Lisan Douglas

Competed in XC & Track @ Stillman College & University of Alabama (track only) 

Coaching @ Wilcox
since 2018

Coach San holds a USTFCCCA Track and Field certification and is USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach. These certifications bring a broad scope of technical knowledge to Charger athletes that will have an impact on all events. 

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