Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Hilo
Jaime Guerpo has spent over two decades as head coach of the Hawai‘i Hilo Women’s Cross Country program after starting in 1999.
The Vulcans claimed back-to-back PacWest Conference titles in the 2006 (Coach of the Year) and 2007 seasons.
Guerpo also led the UH Hilo men’s cross country program until its final season in 2010.
The Hawai‘i-native previously served as head coach at Azusa Pacific University where he coached an 800-meter NAIA National Champion and a runner-up in the NAIA Marathon along with numerous conference champions and All-Americans.
HAWAI‘I HILO WOMEN’S CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM RECORD
|1999||7th of 12|
|2004||4th of 6|
|2006||1st of 6||PacWest Champions|
NCAA West Region 13th Place
PacWest Coach of the Year
PacWest Freshman of the Year
|2007||1st of 7||PacWest Champions|
|2008||3rd of 7|
|2009||3rd of 7|
|2010||6th of 9|
|2011||8th of 10|
|2012||12th of 14|
|2013||9th of 13|
|2014||11th of 13|
|2015||13th of 14|
|2016||13th of 14|
|2017||13th of 14||No Team Score|
|2018||9th of 12|
|2019||10th of 12|
|2020-21||Shortened COVID Spring Season|
|2021||9th of 11|
|23 Seasons||2 Championships||2 Major Awards|
HAWAI‘I HILO MEN’S CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM RECORD
|1999||7th of 12||PacWest Newcomer of the Year|
|2000||PacWest Newcomer of the Year|
|2004||2nd of 6|
|2005||3rd of 4|
|2006||2nd of 6||PacWest Freshman of the Year|
|2007||4th of 7|
|2008||3rd of 8|
|2009||4th of 7|
|2010||5th of 9|
|12 Seasons||0 Championships||3 Major Awards|
» Honoka‘a High School (Hawai‘i) 1990
» Hawai‘i Pacific University (Honolulu, Hawai‘i)
» Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, Calif.) 1994 – B.A. Kinesiology and Exercise Science
» Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, Calif.) 1998 – M.A. Kinesiology and Exercise Science
» Member of two NAIA Track & Field Championships teams with Azusa Pacific University.
» Helped APU to 1993 Golden State Athletic Conference Cross Country title.
» Started collegiate career at Hawai‘i Pacific University where he won the PacWest Cross Country Championship as a freshman and finished runner-up his sophomore season.
» Competed in cross country at Honoka‘a High School and was a two-time BIIF cross country champion.
» Also participated in football, basketball and track & field where he was a 3,200-meter champion.
» Boxing state champion and participated in the Junior Olympics.
» Hometown: Hawai‘i.
» Resides with his wife Vicky and two sons.
1999-Present: University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
1998-1999: Azusa Pacific University
1994-1997: Azusa Pacific University (Graduate Assistant + Assistant)