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Michael Eskind
Position: Assistant Coach - Jumps/Multis/Pole Vault
Alma Mater: Wake Forest '03
Experience: 3 Years

Michael Eskind is in his third season at Stanford, coaching the jumps, pole vault, and multi-events.

Cardinal athletes have had great success under Eskind, including Darian Brooks, who won the 2014 Pac-12 men's triple jump title in dramatic fashion, while also setting a school record on his final jump. Brooks went on to earn All-America honors. 

In addition, Dylan Duvio established by best pole vaulting by a Stanford freshman since Olympic silver medalist Toby Stevenson in 1997 and also became an All-America.


in 2013. Long-jumper Karynn Dunn earned her third All-America honor and high jumper Jules Sharpe earned his first.

In all, nine of Eskind's athletes established themselves in the Cardinal all-time top 10 lists, including nine who advanced to the NCAA West Prelims.

Eskind came to Stanford from University of Virginia, where he served in the same role for four seasons. He coached Cavaliers to four Atlantic Coast Conference individual championships, four school records, and five NCAA meet appearances. Among them was Marcus Robinson, now a Stanford volunteer assistant, who set an ACC indoor triple jump record and became Virginia's first All-America in the men's jumps in 35 years.

Eskind also has worked with two of the top female triple jumpers in the country, each winning U.S. Olympic trials championships: Shani Marks in 2008 and Amanda Smock in 2012.

Eskind was a decathlete at Wake Forest, where he graduated in 2003 with degrees in political science and education. He earned his master's in exercise and sport sciences with a focus in athletic administration in 2005 from University of Florida, where he began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant.

Eskind was an assistant at Boston University for two seasons, designing training plans for athletes in the sprints, vertical jumps, throws, and multi-events.