Bridget Pearson begins her fourth season on the Track & Field coaching staff in 2009. Pearson will continue to be in charge of the Matador pole vaulters as well as strength and conditioning. In her third season, Pearson helped guide Krystal Quinn to the Big West pole vault title and a berth in the NCAA West Regionals. Quinn broke her own Cal State Northridge record in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault under Pearson's tutelage in 2008. A 2004 graduate of UCLA, Pearson comes to Cal State Northridge after serving the 2004-05 season as the head track & field coach at Hoover High School in Glendale, Calif. Prior to that, Pearson was the head cross country coach at Hoover during the 2003-04 season. She also gained coaching experience at her alma mater working as a coaching assistant at UCLA's pre-vault camp in 2001. Pearson competed as a pole vaulter at UCLA from 1999-2004, winning the Irish Nationals in 2000. She prepped at Hoover High School where she was an All-American in the pole vault all four years. Pearson was the state champion in 1997 and claimed the CIF title in 1999 and went on to finish fourth at nationals. She also competed in volleyball and water polo before graduating in 1999. Pearson currently resides in Tarzana, Calif.