John Rembao, who has an extended list of success in track and field, and cross country in the United States, was named Director of Operations for Stanford Track & Field/Cross Country during the summer of 2005.
"John Rembao will be the glue in handling the many aspects of running a successful track & field, and cross country program," said Edrick Floreal, Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track & Field. "That includes meet management, fund raising, promotions, and budgets in addition to serving as the high jump coach. His expertise in coaching high jumpers is known worldwide."
Rembao, a 23-year veteran of the coaching ranks, arrived at Stanford after enjoying coaching success at SMU (Southern Methodist University), the University of Texas, Arizona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
In his fours years at SMU Rembao coached the women's cross country team to its highest national ranking in school history (11th) in 2004. Rembao was named the NCAA South Central Region Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2004. Rembao also coached the jumpers and distance runners on the track. Rembao coached 22 individual NCAA qualifiers, seven All-Americans, and one NCAA high jump champion.
Rembao coached high jumper Erin Aldrich to an indoor collegiate record and three NCAA individual titles. His accomplishments at Texas earned him a spot on the coaching staff for Team USA at the 2001 IAAF World Championship Games in Edmonton, Canada.
While at the University of Texas, Rembao coached ten All-Americans and helped UT to four NCAA Women's Track and Field Championships in a row ('98 Indoor and Outdoor, '99 Indoor and Outdoor). Rembao spearheaded UT's cross country program to a Top-25 national finish and two straight appearances at the NCAA Championships.
Rembao and his wife, Sue, a 1992 Olympian and three-time All-American high jumper, have one son, Jared Asher (5).