Mike Salzman is currently the “Go Make it Happen Guy” for Coach Sumner’s vision & ideas at Cal Coast Track. In that capacity he serves as Cal Coast’s COO. Having worked at the NYRRC in the early 80’s, many of Mike’s ideas and thoughts are influenced by his early club experiences working with Fred Lebow and Allan Steinfeld. During that time he worked on the New York Marathon and was on the organizing committee that brought the World Cross Country Championships to the Western Hemisphere for the first time.
Mike retired in 2012 after a long career in Corporate America to become an Assistant Track & Field Coach at CdM High School under Coach Sumner as well as helping out with Cal Coast Track activities. He has been training with Cal Coast Track for over 25 years and has been racing against Coach Sumner during the entire time. Luckily, they are in different age groups.
Mike Salzman is currently the “Go Make it Happen Guy” for Coach Sumner’s vision & ideas at Cal Coast Track.
He can be found weekly at all Cal Coast Youth training sessions, and this year had the privilege of one of his “original” Youth athletes run in the 2017 NCAA DIII National Cross Country Championships.
Mike also serves as the Camp Director for Bill Sumner’s Mammoth Summer Running Camp as well as the “Benefits Manager” for Cal Coast’s Elite Athlete Program.
If you haven’t met Mike please stop by the track at CdM and introduce yourself. He has a wealth of running history and knowledge he loves to share.