Dylan Marsh will be joining Campo Verde for his third year of coaching. He completed his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and began running in 2012 to train for triathlons. His passion for running is deep as he and his wife, Jenna are aiming to run all the World Marathon Majors and are regularly training for the marathon distance.
He is looking forward to helping students not only grow as athletes but to also use running to develop character and other life skills that will serve them in the future.
When he's not running Dylan enjoys mountain biking and spending quality time at home with his wife Jenna (also a CV coach) and two Australian Shepherds, Remy & Roka.
Coach Tamura is in his second year coaching the CV Cross Country team this year. He has a long background with youth sports. He started wrestling Freestyle in 3rd grade and wrestled competitively until just 12 years ago. He ran Track and Cross Country in High School making the Varsity Team Sophomore through Senior Years. Coach Tamura became a certified bronze level Coach through USA Wrestling in 1996 and started a wrestling club in a local town to give opportunities to the youth to participate in something to grow them as individuals.
Coach Tamura helped coach and train his son Christian to run the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim which they completed together in November of 2016.
In 2019, he was given the opportunity to become a Track and Field Coach with Campo Verde and is now excited to focus totally on the Cross Country team this season and grow runners.
Coach Marsh will be returning for her fifth year coaching at Campo Verde. She started running 8 years ago while pursing her undergraduate degree at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Coach Marsh began running as an outlet in college and it quickly developed into a passion to chase personal bests across multiple distances. She regularly participates in long course triathlon and marathons (she completed the 140-mile CDA Ironman in August 2016) and has recently qualified for the 2019 Boston Marathon. She aims to inspire student athletes to set goals and better themselves by creating positive experiences through running. Coach Marsh looks forward to continuing to help student athletes grow through the sport of running and achieving their personal goals. When she isn’t running she enjoys spending time with her husband Dylan (also a CV coach) and Australian Shepherds, being outdoors, and traveling.
Coach Applebach has been coaching high school distance runners for eleven years. In 2010, he began leading the cross country program at the newly opened Campo Verde HS. As coach of the Coyotes, his athletes have made innumerable appearances at state-level competitions. CV distance runners have earned sectional championships individually and as teams, and numerous state podium finishes in addition to state championships.
He loves coaching and sees running as a metaphor for life that can prepare young people for the challenges of life that lie ahead. In addition to seeing himself as a motivator, he is a practitioner of sport science. He has earned a master's degree in human movement science (kinesiology) from A.T. Still University where his coursework was concentrated in sports conditioning. Applying research evidence to training/conditioning is a high focus of his contribution to the CV distance training program.
He teaches honors and AP biology at CVHS, and enjoys spending time with his wife Danielle, son Asher, and dog Piper!
This is Coach Jeanson’s sixth year coaching the CV cross country team. He coached the boy’s JV soccer team at CVHS his first four years at Campo, but decided to help out the cross country team starting in 2015. As a math teacher at CV, he believes that academics come first, but extracurricular activities are a great way for students to learn life lessons that will impact them for the rest of their lives.
Coach Jeanson has trained for many different long distance endurance events since he started running in the fall of 2011. He has completed half marathons, long distance trail runs, marathons, half Ironmans, and one full Ironman. Some people drink coffee in the morning; Coach Jeanson is out running at 4 AM.
What Coach Jeanson enjoys most about the CVHS cross country program is how positive and family-like the team atmosphere is. Whether it is morning practices, high altitude camp, the California trip, or races/invitationals, he enjoys being out there supporting the kids and seeing them push themselves and each other to be successful. You will probably see/hear him at meets losing his voice as he cheers on every Campo runner.