Women's Cross Country Coach
We do not settle for mediocre but we strive continually to reach excellence. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
Coach Graham has been involved in coaching cross country and track for over 10 years.
This will be her second season at Cuyamaca. Last season, she coached one
athlete to all-league. Prior to that, Coach Graham spent 5 years at San Diego Christian College, where she was the head men’s and women’s cross country and track coach. While there, Coach Graham, pioneered their track program. She also coached the school’s first National qualifier. Prior to coaching at SDCC, Coach Graham coached youth track. In her first year, she coached 3 first-year runners to the National level. Prior to that, Coach Graham coached at Horizon High School in San Diego, where she also qualified a second year runner to the state level.
Coach Graham, who still competes in road races from the 5k to marathon, began competing as a 7th grader. By her freshman year of high school, she had completed a few half marathons, including one of the most challenging in the US, the Wild, Wild West Half Marathon. By the end of high school, she had completed 2 Ride-N-Tie Endurance Races,
earning the award of Youngest Team, and 3 Marathons (placing 2nd in one of
them). Coach Graham went on to compete in cross country for Point Loma Nazarene University. She was a dual athlete there, lettering in women’s basketball as well.
Recently, Coach Graham received the Outstanding Student Award from the
School of Exercise Science and the entire College of Professional Studies
and Fine Arts. She earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology and graduated
Summa Cum Laude from San Diego State University. She is currently pursuing a
master's degree in kinesiology from SDSU.
Coach Graham has resided in San Diego for the past 25 years. She is married to Bill Graham. Together they have 5 grown children (all 5 of whom competed
at the National Junior Olympic Championships, one earned an berth to the
state meet in high school, and 4 received scholarships to NAIA
colleges in cross country).
While at Cuyamaca College, Coach Graham looks forward to creating an environment of excellence in which each of her athletes can thrive.
For more information about Cuyamaca Women’s Cross Country please contact: Kathleen.Graham@gcccd.edu