Founder & Coach Of The Far-Reaching LEAP Squad Youth Track Club, Keinan Briggs, Visits To Talk Triple Jump, Coaching And CIF Hopefuls •
PICTURED ABOVE: Keinan Briggs Is Photographed With LEAP Squad Standout Jumper, Madison Forbes (Mater Dei HS-Santa Ana). (CREDIT: Smotherman Images)
One week after speaking with pole vault coach and mentor, Gary Muhammad, this week the SportStories Track & Field Series spotlights another coach, SoCal-based Keinan Briggs.
Briggs was a hurdler and jumper for Valencia High and eventually competed for Cal State Los Angeles. He’s made his biggest impact as a coach, however. He was the jumps coach at Mater Dei High from 2010-2019 while also building his own track club called LEAP Squad. The club has its own virtual component that allows Briggs to train and work out athletes from anywhere.
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Host Chace Bryson is joined by Youth Runner Magazine founder and publisher Dan Kesterson to chat with Briggs about his early career, how he found and shaped his coaching philosophies, and about some of the LEAP athletes from throughout the state who might make some noise at the CIF state meet.
KEINAN BRIGGS — Former hurdler/jumper for Cal State L.A. before a coaching career that included being the jumps coach at Mater Dei (2010-2019) as well as the founder of LEAP Squad Youth Track Club. With in-person and virtual training, Briggs is mentoring young athletes throughout California and beyond.
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