Darren Centi (Sen-tee) joined the San José State women’s track & field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant in September of 2015. He works directly with the jumps and multis athletes alongside director of track & field Jeff Petersmeyer.
Centi’s duties also include assisting with practice setup, on-campus recruiting tours and the organization of camps and clinics.
Centi earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Redlands (Calif.) in 2015. As a senior he was one of the most decorated track athletes in Redlands recent history when he was named SCIAC Track Athlete of the Year and U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association Division 3 Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year for the West Region. He held the nation’s fastest time in the 400 and was an All-American in that event.
He left the school with times in the 200 and 400 that ranked among the program’s top-three in history, and his time in the 200 was the fastest Redlands has seen since 1969.
Centi is set to begin his master’s degree at San José State in kinesiology with a concentration in sports management.
Centi is an Auburn, Calif., native who now calls San Jose home.