Seilala (Sly) Sua is in her third season as a member of Don Strametz's Matador track & field coaching staff. Sua, who was officially named to the staff on Sept. 18, 2006 is an assistant coach in charge of the Northridge throwers.
In her second season, Sua led nine Matador throwers to berths in the NCAA West Regional. Derek Cooper and Stephanie Ralls both advanced on the the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Matador throwers won three Big West titles in 2008, two on the men's side and one on the women's side. In 2007, Sua and her throwers produced seven top five marks at the Big West Outdoor Championships where the Matador men and women both claimed conference championships. In addition, the 2007 throw squad had nine student-athletes reach the Cal State Northridge all-time top 10.
A 2001 graduate of UCLA, Sua is the winningest athlete in NCAA track & field history. The seven-time NCAA Champion and 14-time All-American competed in all four throwing events - shot put, discus, hammer and javelin from 1997-2000, where she still ranks in the UCLA all-time top-10 in each of those events. In Pac-10 competition, Sua won six individual titles and was a two-time Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Year. In NCAA competition, she won six Outdoor titles and one indoor crown. Sua won four consecutive discus crowns and became only the second woman in NCAA history to win four straight individual titles in the same event.
As a professional athlete, Sua has continued her collegiate success onto the National and World scene where she has been a member of two Olympic teams in the discus (2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens), four-time USATF National Champion in the discus, one-time USATF National Champion in the shot put and a three-time World Championships competitor. Sua has ranked in the top-10 in the Nation in the discus for eight consecutive years and had the No. 6 mark in the world in 2001. While competing in the shot put, she also ranked in the top-10 nationally for seven consecutive years.
Sua graduated in 2001 with a degree in Sociology.