Cal State Bakersfield Head Swimming & Diving coach, Chris Hansen, announced today that former Arizona State Assistant, Shane Pelton, has been hired as an assistant coach for the Roadrunners. Pelton will become the new head assistant coach at CSUB for the 2015 – 2016 season.
“I am super excited to have Shane join our staff this season. He brings a lot of coaching and recruiting experience to our program”. We have been looking for a coach of his caliber to join or staff for a couple of years and we are excited to have him”. Having Shane join my staff of assistant coach Fran Cverle and diving coach Ben Herboth really pumps me up for the future of CSUB.” – Head Coach Chris Hansen
Chris was primarily a sprint coach at Arizona State. He was described by one his former swimmers as “energetic, positive, innovative, and relatable.” In addition to coaching the sprint group, he also served as the recruiting coordinator for the women’s program while at Arizona state. Prior to that, he spent some time coaching at the University of Bridgeport as an assistant.