Former ASU Assistant Shane Pelton Hired At Cal State Bakersfield

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.


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Brad Flood

Congratulations Shane!

Cal State Bakersfield will benefit greatly with you on staff. Your 5 incredibly successful seasons at UB, coupled with the last two at ASU, will serve both you and UCSB program extremely well. I’m very happy for you and excited to watch you continue to grow as as a professional, as you work at helping your student-atletes not only become better in the water, but better people beyond the pool and in life!

Good Luck Chris, Shane, the rest of the Roadrunner staff and your student-atletes in the coming years, you’ve just added a new fan to your following!

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