Traci Maynard Head Coach of Capistrano Valley High School Girls Cross Country and Distance Track Teams
For the 2019 season I had the honor to start as the new girls head cross country coach. I am continuing the legacy of the quality program he has built for over 30 years. Ken has mentored me not only as an athlete over the years, but now as a head coach learning the attributes of how to continue to train athletes to their full potential. I am fascinated with his training philosophies and attention to detail that will continue in our cross country and distance track programs for many years to come.”
Coach Chris Lynch Director - Cross Country/Track & Field Laguna Hills High School Laguna Hills Cross Country Invitational
In my opinion Coach Sayles is the epitome of what a high school coach should be: a knowledgeable and experienced teacher, possessing a passion and love for their sport, competitive but humble, a great communicator, a force of positivity, and a rock in the often-tumultuous life of a young person.
I have the utmost respect for him as a professional and it has been privilege to be his colleague and rival, and an honor to be his friend.”