Track and Field Coaching Staff
Ben Santos
Volunteer Coach (Combined Events/Pole Vault)
Coach Info:
Position: Volunteer Coach (Combined Events/Pole Vault)
Experience: 1st Year

Ben Santos joined the Nebraska track and field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant in 2018-19. Santos assists in coaching the combined events and pole vault.

Prior to coming to Nebraska, Santos served as an assistant track and field coach at Fort Hays State University. He joined the FHSU coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 2015 and was elevated to an assistant in 2017. He spent his time as a graduate assistant and as an assistant helping the sprint and hurdle groups and helped the team break school records on 12 occasions. Santos was also a sprinter as an undergraduate at California State University-Northridge, where he reached the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships once as a member of the 4x100m relay team in 2010.

While at Fort Hays State, Santos helped guide Malcom Gardner (200m), Amber Forbes (100m, 200m) and Kelly Wycoff (200m, 400m) to the Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2018. Forbes earned a second-team All-American honor in the 100m and Wycoff made the final in the 400m and broke her previous school record and PR by almost one second to place fifth. During the 2017 season, Santos guided Dillando Allotey to the Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 200m where he made the finals and garnered first-team All-American honors. In the spring of that year, Allotey and Wycoff made it to the outdoor championships in both the 200m and 400m and Wycoff earned All-American accolades in the 400m.

Santos graduated from California State-Northridge in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and earned a master’s degree in health and human performance from Fort Hays State University in 2016.