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Dave Frank

Dave Frank

Head Coach

Dave began teaching at Central Catholic in 2000 after eleven years teaching math and coaching at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA.  At Central Catholic, he was assistant coach to Alberto Salazar from 2000 to 2004 before becoming head coach in 2005. As the Head Cross Country coach, he has taken home ten state titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018) and four "runner-up" finishes.
Coach Frank has been privileged to work with four individual state champions: Kenny Klotz in 2005 (Kenny also won in 2004 under head coach Alberto Salazar), Taylor Morgan in 2006, and Kyle Thompson in 2011 and 2013.
At St. Francis he was an assistant coach for the 1998 California state Division III XC champions. He graduated from Gladstone High School, where he won five state titles in Track and XC. He is a former school record holder for the 3000m Steeplechase (8:38) at Stanford University. He is a three time Olympic Trials qualifier in the Steeplechase 1984 and 1988 and Marathon 1992 (PR of 2:18). Dave lives with his wife, Karen, in Sellwood. Their son Jackson graduated from CCHS in 2016 and is now attending Gonzaga University.