Jonathan Matsumura is in his third season as an assistant track and field coach at CSU Bakersfield. He oversees the jumps, combined events, hurdles, and sprints.
Matsumura came to Bakersfield from Millikin University in central Illinois where he spent the 2012-13 season overseeing the jumps and combined events. Seven of his student-athletes earned All-Conference honors while he coached the school record holder in the men's indoor heptathlon.
Prior to his time at Millikin, Matsumura spent two seasons at Texas A&M-Commerce as the graduate assistant coach where he was in charge of jumps. His student-athletes earned 11 All-Conference honors as well as 10 NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks. He also had at least one student-athlete make the NCAA DII National Championship final each season. Matsumura coached the A&M Commerce record holder in the women's triple jump (12.55m, 41'02.25) as well as the school's second-best all-time long jumper (5.96m, 19'06.75).
Before working at Texas A&M Commerce, Matsumura served as an assistant coach at Monterey Peninsula College (2008-09), Hartnell College (2006-08), North Salinas High School (2009-10), and North Monterey County High School (2004-08).
Matsumura earned his master's degree in kinesioology from Texas A&M Commerce and his undergraduate degree from Cal State Monterey Bay in behavioral sciences.
Current Track Certifications:
2015 USA Track and Field Master Coach Mentorship Grant Award Winner
2015 USA Track and Field Master Level 3 Certified Coach - Jumps
2014 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Level 5 Certified Coach - Jumps