Santa Barbara Sports Figure of the Month: presented by American Riviera Bank

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Each Month, Presidio Sports recognizes a local sports figure for their extraordinary contribution to the Santa Barbara athletic community.

It is our way to recognize those who have made a positive impact, whether it is an inspirational athletic performance, a lifetime achievement award, a philanthropist, or just a special story worth sharing.

This award is made possible by American Riviera Bank.

CURRENT SPORTS FIGURE OF MONTH: Josh Priester

Santa Barbara Track ClubA Gold Medal at the Thorpe Cup, two athletes on the podium at the USA Track & Field Championships, hosting the world-record holder in the decathlon… it’s been that kind of year for the newly formed Santa Barbara Track Club.

At the reigns is Josh Priester, a multi-events coach with the vision of establishing Santa Barbara as an elite training destination for some of the world’s best track & field athletes.

“We are providing a home for young women and men to pursue their lifelong dream of competing for Team USA as well as other countries,” Priester said. “Perhaps some of our athletes will even realize their ambition of competing in the Olympic Games.”

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Previous Presidio Sports Sports Figures of the Month:

July, 2014: Josh Priester
May, 2014: Stamatia Scarvelis
March, 2014: Becky Aaronson
February, 2014: Alex Valente
December, 2013: Chris Keet
November, 2013: Andrew Butcher
October, 2013: Jake Clinton
September, 2013: Craig Moropoulos
August, 2013: Mark Massari
July, 2013: Dave Odell
June, 2013: Jerry Johnson
May, 2013: Andrew Checketts
April 2013: Jack Bianchi 
March 2013: Rudy Ybarra
February 2013: Tugce Canitez
January 2013: Simon Chavez
December 2012: Kirsten Moore
November 2012: Bryan Fernandez
October 2012: Rusty and June Snow
September, 2012: Mark Walsh
August, 2012: Wolf Wigo
July, 2012: Todd Rogers
June, 2012: Chuckie Roth
May, 2012: Ema Boateng
April, 2012: Addi Zerrenner
March, 2012: Carlene Mitchell
February, 2012: Ryan Fitch
January, 2012: John Zant
December, 2011: Andre Barbieri
November, 2011: Lauren Stratman
October, 2011: Rich Hanna
September, 2011: Lauren Capone
August, 2011: Orlando Johnson
July, 2011: Bill Pintard
June, 2011: John & Mardi Warkentin
May, 2011: Lakey Peterson
April, 2011: Van Latham
March, 2011: Ethel Byers
February, 2011: Kiley Neushul

This award is made possible by American Riviera Bank