Pete Cushman
Pete Cushman
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 408-554-4886
Year: 3rd Year at Santa Clara
Previous College: Gonzaga '04, Saint Mary's '06

Former West Coast Conference runner Pete Cushman joined the Bronco men’s and women’s cross country and track teams coaching staff in August, 2012 as an assistant coach.  It is his second stint with the Broncos as he was a volunteer coach at Santa Clara from 2004-06.

In 2013 the men's and women's cross country teams both finished sixth at the West Coast Conference Championships. In addition, Ben Demaree was named the WCC Post-Graduate Scholarship winner and Allie Sibole won the 2014 St. Clarie Medal at SCU.

For the 10th straight quarter, the men's cross country team had the highest term GPA after the Spring 2014 quarter.  The men's cross country team posted a 3.443 GPA in the Spring quarter and they also have the highest cumulative GPA at 3.405 – the highest cum for both the men's and women's teams.  Women's cross country has the highest cumulative GPA on the women's side at 3.386.

Cushman, a Boise, Idaho native, has spent the last six years working as an assistant track and field and cross country coach for San Francisco State. Prior to his time at SFSU, Cushman was a volunteer assistant at Santa Clara from 2004-06.

While at SFSU Cushman assisted in coaching the school’s second-ever Division II All-American, as well as helping both the men’s and women’s teams achieve their highest finishes in school history at the conference and regional levels in 2011. Cushman is also a coach for the Impala women’s running club in San Francisco. The Impalas had six women qualify for the US Olympic trials in the marathon in 2008 while 14 qualified in 2012. 

Cushman attended Gonzaga University from 2000-04 and competed in cross country and track while an undergrad. He was the team captain from 2002-04. He earned his MA in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Saint Mary’s in 2006.