As we continue to celebrate National Coaches Day, Brett Long is highlighting Coach Jim Sacket at Cal Poly.
"My experience with Coach Jim Sacket was of a teacher and mentor who understood the rigors of a landscape architecture degree at Cal Poly. He showed me a path to success in academics and track and field. He turned a skinny high jumper into an unlikely national qualifying decathlete using expertise and positive motivation. I was fortunate to compete for Coach Sackett during two of his conference championships. Those seasons have contributed substantially to how I approach life and relationships. His teams exemplify the spirit of what is to be a student athlete. Sadly, Coach Sackett passed away last February. I'll dedicate this National Coaching Day to him!"