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2018 XC Coaches

Head Coach - Doug Soles

Contact Info: dsoles@tvusd.k12.ca.us or
951-326-6992 Cell


This year is Doug’s 18th season as a head cross country & track coach in Southern California.  He has led his Girls’ XC teams to 10 league titles in the first 13 years of the school, including 9 straight from 2008-2016.  His girls have qualified to CIF all 13 years, making CIF Finals 12 out of those 13 times. The girls’ team has won 7 CIF Southern Section Division 1 XC Titles (09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16), as well as State Runner up in 2009, and six Division 1 State Championships in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.  He has also had 3 girls teams podium (2nd, 3rd, and 3rd) at NXN.  His boy’s xc teams have won 6 league titles, 2 CIF SS Southern Section Titles, and were the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Division 1 State Champions! The 2015 boys team also went on to win the NXN National Championship! His combined cross country program usually has around 130-180 athletes on it, with various training groups and levels. Coach Soles was named the California Coaches Association Girls Cross Country Coach of the year for 2012, and the Girls CA Coach of the Year in 2014 & 2015 by the USATFCCCA. In 2015 he was also named Boys State and National Coach of the Year by the USATFCCCA.


His girls’ track program has 6 league titles in the school’s short history as well.  He has consistently built some of the largest and most competitive track teams in the country, making cuts to around 300 athletes each season.  In the 2014 track season, he had 3 girls break 4:50 for the 1600 in the same race, going 4:44, 4:45, and 4:48! His girls 4x1600 team ran 19:52 in 2016 which is #3 all-time US. His boys relay teams also put up some amazing numbers in 2016; 4x800 - 7:35, 4x1600 – 16:52 (NATIONAL RECORD), DMR – 10:01. His boy’s teams have won 4 Mt. SAC Relays titles in track (2012, 2014, 2015) While his girls have won 2 (2015 & 2016). His boys won their first league title as well as their first CIF SS Division 1 track title in 2013. In the 2015 season, he had 3 boys run sub 4:10 for 1600 (4:06, 4:09, 4:09). He averages 40+ girls under 6:00 for 1600, and 40+ boys under 5:00 per season over the last few track seasons. His 2015-16 teams are arguably the deepest and most competitive XC/distance teams in US History. Coach Soles was also named the USA Today 2016 National Boys Track Coach of the Year, as well as the 2016-17 Boys Southern California Coach of the Year by Cal Coaches!

He teaches Graphic Design courses at GOHS and is the Head XC and Track Coach.  Coach Soles also started and is the Head Coach for the South Temecula Track Club in Temecula. Coach Soles attended Seaside High School in Oregon, where he ran XC and was First Team All-State in Track Field. He is a graduate of Western Oregon University, where he ran Track Field. He was the Head XC and Track Coach at Desert Hot Springs High School from 2000-2004, before coming to Great Oak.

Lead Asst. Coach - Daniel Noble


Coach Noble is in his 14th season of coaching XC at Great Oak, after helping to lead both teams to CIF the last 14 years. Coach Noble has been the driving force behind athlete strength development, and works closely with Coach Soles to develop a year long training plan for the distance programs on campus.  Coach Noble brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across all fitness levels to our program, but his primary focus is with developing varsity athletes.

Coach Noble teaches Science at GOHS and also coaches on the Track and Field team in the distances.

Assistant - Vicki Espinoza


Coach Espinoza begins her 10th year as a coach for the Wolfpack.  She has a quality background in strength training, running, and nutrtion.  She also coaches with the distance team in track and works to help younger athletes develop a support system and a positive self image.

Assistant Coach Kylie Martin

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Coach Martin brings a wealth of XC/Track experience and knowledge with her to our program.  She ran for rival Murrieta Valley in high school under legendary coach Steve Chavez, and completed her collegiate career at Long Beach State as a Steeple Chaser.  Coach Martin is in her 3rd year with XC and helps develop the group 3 beginners group on the Cross Country team.

Assistant Coach Pat Nevens

Assistant Coach Joe Lindstrom