Peter Van Beurden enters his second season as an Assistant Coach for the Gauchos.
Prior to UCSB, Van Beurden was the distance coach at Morro Bay HS. Over his 5 years there, he was able to guide multiple athletes to school records and the CIF State Meet in Cross Country and Track & Field. Most notable was Austin Lay who finished his career with a 9:02.01 3200m and now runs for UCSB. He also spent two seasons volunteering for the Cuesta College XC/Track programs.
Van Beurden graduated from Cal Poly SLO in the spring of 2015 with a B.S. in Kinesiology.