Team Prep USA / Co-Director of RMXC Camps


Coach Arbogast is in his 7th year now with the Rocky Mountain Cross Country Camps/ Team Prep USA


B.A. University of Utah 1980
M.A. University of Phoenix 1994
(Post-Masters hours in sports medicine and sports psychology)

Coaches' Education

USATF Level I 1991
USATF Level II (Multi-Events) 1994
USATF Level III (Endurance) 2001 (One of 4 US High School coaches as of 2002)
Gatorade Sports Science Institute 2004, 2005


25 years Head Cross Country (Boys & Girls) @ Bingham High School, South Jordan UT
23 years Head Coach Track & Field (Boys & Girls) @ Bingham High School, South Jordan, UT
21 Years Head Coach South Valley Track Club (USATF) @ SLC, UT
10 years coaching international athletes via OzTrack, (AUS & NZ)
Multi-State Clinician/Presenter on Endurance Events, Multi-Events and Motivation
Member, National Federation Coaches' Governing Board (1999-2003)
President-Elect, National Federation of Coaches (all USA HS sports), 2001-2
Chair, National Federation of Coaches Committee, 2002-Present
Member, National Federation of Coaches Publications Committee, 2002-Present
2002 National High School Coaches' Association "Coach of the Year" (Men's XC)
2003 National Federation of Coaches "Coach of the Year" (Women's XC)
2005 Utah "Best In State" High School Coach
2006 "Huntsman Teacher/Coach of the Year" Recipient
Author of numerous articles, videos, dissertations, and coaching guides
Sports & Performance Psychology Curriculum Design and Instructor
Coordinator & Head Coach, Utah-Russia Track & Field Meet, 2003
Member, Gatorade Sport Science Institute Coaches' Council

Team Performance

75 NCAA athletes since 1990
22 US HS All-Americans
5 Footlocker Finalists (including 2 top-3 performances)
National Team Competitors-USA Jr. Nationals, Jr. Pan-Am Games, World XC, World Jr. Track, World Mtn.
1998 US Record - 4x800m Indoor Relay (Boys)
8 National Top-10 Rankings since 1990 in girls' and boys' Cross Country
Cross Country Boys or Girls nationally ranked for 3 decades
1995 National Championship in Men's Cross Country
1999 National Championship in Women's Cross Country
10 State Titles XC/Track
13 State Runners-up
50 Conference Titles in XC/Track, Boys & Girls
Boys 117-0 in XC Conference since 1989. Girls 115-2 in XC conference since 1989
Girls recorded the fastest ever 5-person finish in history (91:05, breaking the record previously held by University High, Irvine, CA, 1983 of 92:25) at the Footlocker-South course. 18:13 average

Primary Presentation Topics

Structuring the Year-Round Distance Program

Designing Training Microcycles and Macrocycles for Championship Distance Running

Peripheral Concerns and Duties of the HS XC Coach

Sports and Performance Psychology

Motivating the Distance and Endurance Athlete

Forming a National Championship Team and Keeping It There

The Advanced HS 800m Run

The Physical Distance Runner (weights, rest, injury prevention, rehabilitation)

Nutrition and Hydration of the Endurance Athlete

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