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Bachelor’s Degree, Recreational Management, Cal State University Chico, CA.

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA.


USA Track and Field Level I

CPR & First Aid


Chico State University Volunteer Assistant- Sprints

Time Machine Youth Track Club


3 Time All American- 100 Meter, 200 Meter & 1600 Meter Relay (3:06.93)

All State Community College

Orange County Champion and All CIF

Coach Stephens has worked with youth and sports as a Director with the Boys and Girls club and YMCA for over 8 years. His experience working with the youth of many ages is an asset for GrassRoots Athletics as he understands the physical, mental and competitive nature of young student athletes.

Coach Donovan Stephens competed at the championship level for Chico State University, Saddleback College and Mission Viejo High School.  His work ethic and dedication to the sport allowed him to reach his potential as he only started competing in High School his junior year.

Donovan was an All- America at Chico State University sprinting a 10.59 100 meter as well as a 21.30 200 meter time.  He was also part of the 1600 meter relay team that still holds the school record of 3:06.93.

Currently his 100 meter time of 10.79 remains in the high school top 25 all time for the 100 meters for Orange Count, CA and his 21.51 200 meter time still stands as the fastest electronic time for Saddleback College.

He is motivated and excited to teach and prepare student athletes to become their best.  Coach Stephens received his BA from Chico State in Recreational Management and is also a Level 1 USA Track and Field Certified Coach.

To contact Coach Stephens regarding coaching or advice please email him at


Cross country dates back to the turn of the 20th century as an Olympic Sport when it was contested as a team and individual event at the 1904, 1912, 1920 and 1924 Summer Games. USATF conducts championship events at the Association, Regional, and National levels athletes of all ages (youth, open, and masters) at a variety of distances.

GrassRoots Athletics Cross Country camp in Big Bear open to athletes ages 12 and older (USATF Memebrship required).

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