John Dagata

Position: Coach of Throwers / High Jump / Multi's
Phone: 805-893-4421
Fax: 805-893-4421
Mail: Athletic Department
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Dagata has already made a major impact on the Gaucho throwing program, after completing his third year as throws,  high jump and multi's coach.  John has turned around his squad and their facilities and thrust them onto the national stage.  In 2004 his athletes qualified for the NCAA Championships and NCAA Regionals in the Discus, Shot Put, Hammer Throw, and High Jump, broke school records as well as breaking a Big West Conference record. His detail oriented approach with highly individualized technical analysis of his athletes has created a strong program at UCSB.  All the women's school records in the throwing events were eclipsed during the 2004 season and a Big West Conference Record was set by Amy Haapanen in the hammer.  Dagata had six athletes qualify for the '04 NCAA West Regional Championship in nine total events.  Dagata also had one athlete qualify for the NCAA Championship in three events in 2004.

Dagata at UCSB:
 * 33 UCSB Top 10 Marks in 6 events
 * 24 Regional Qualifying Marks
 * 4   School Records
 * 3   NCAA National Qualifiers
 * 2   Big West Conference Records

John joined the Gaucho program during the summer of 2001. Prior to accepting a position at UCSB, Dagata had an inspiring career at CS Northridge. Dagata joined both the football program and the track and field program as a walk-on. As a 5th year senior, Dagata had improved enough to earn all-conference honors in the Big Sky conference and win the Cal-Nevada championships in the hammer throw.

Event Metric Feet
Hammer 65.39 214'06"
Discus 53.24 174'08"
Javelin 39.81 130'07"
Shot 14.32 47'00"
Weight Throw 18.67 61'03"
Dagata has achieved the 2004 Olympic Trials "B" Standard in the hammer throw.  He ranked 35th in the US in the hammer throw