Steve Baylor enters his second season as a volunteer jumps coach for the Bruins. In 2009, Baylor helped coach five athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Championships - Nelson Rosario (long jump), Jonathan Clark (triple jump), Taylor Hobson (high jump), Rhonda Watkins (long jump) and Danielle Watson (long jump). All three men posted lifetime-best marks during the season, including 25-0 in the long jump for Rosario, 7-1 in the high, 48-10.75 in the triple and 25-2.50 in the long jump for Hobson and 51-9.25 in the triple for Clark. Watkins earned All-American honors in both the indoor and outdoor long jump, while Watson was a finalist in the long jump at NCAAs.
Prior to his arrival at UCLA, Baylor worked for Tri-California Events (a racing/event management company) and as a real estate broker. At Tri-California Events, Baylor coordinated and directed registration processes for several racing events, and was the race director for The Triathlon at Pacific Grove.
Baylor served as the head jumps coach at Central Missouri State University from 1997-1999 where he coached six Division II All-Americans and 10 National Championship qualifiers. Athletes under his guise averaged jumps of 24-2 in the long, 50-7 in the triple and 7-0 in the high jump.
He received a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Ottawa University in 1994 and a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Central Missouri State University in 1999. While in college, Baylor competed in the long, high and triple jump. Today, he is an age-group triathlete and was ranked nationally in 2006.
Baylor and his wife Julie reside in Culver City.
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