Priscilla Bayley Joins the Cross Country Coaching Staff

Priscilla Bayley joins the Harvard cross country coaching staff. in 2010-11 she served as assistant coach for the Santa Clara University cross country team. (Photo Courtesy of Santa Clara University athletic communications)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Priscilla Bayley has joined the Harvard cross country coaching staff for the upcoming season. Bayley comes to Harvard after previously working as an assistant coach for the cross country teams at Santa Clara University and Saint Mary’s College.

Bayley made an immediate impact on the Santa Clara University squad as the Broncos ended last season with three runners earning All-West Coast Conference honors and a men’s team that had their best finish at the WCC Championships since 2007, placing third.

Bayley, a USATF level 1 certified coach, served as assistant cross country coach at Saint Mary’s College during the 2009-10 seasons before joining Santa Clara University in the summer of 2010.

She began her coaching career as the volunteer head coach for the Buffalo Chips Running Team in Sacramento, Calif., from 2006-09. During her time with the Buffalo Chips she led the most successful junior women’s club team in the country as the group earned two national AAU titles, boasted three national champions and one USA Junior World Team qualifier.

As an undergraduate at the University of California Davis, Bayley was a four-year participant on the Aggies’ cross country team. During her career she was a division II NCAA Championship competitor and an all-conference award winner.

Bayley graduated from UC Davis in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, leaving with a double major in communications and Chicano studies with an emphasis on social and public policy.