Starting his 30th year of coaching, 15th year at Sacramento City College as the Head Men’s Track and Field Coach. Coach Dewar brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and success. Before starting at Sacramento City College, Coach Rob was the Assistant Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s, sprints/jumps coach and recruiting coordinator for the University of California, Davis for 8 years. Before joining UC Davis in 1996, Coach Rob was the sprints and jumps coach at CSU-Stanislaus for 8 years before UC Davis.
In his 15th season at the helm, Coach Rob and his staff continued the success from the previous 14 years with a 4th place finish at the 2018 Big 8 Conference Championships, 10th place at 2018 Nor Cal Championships and 21st place finish at the 2018 California Community College State Championship. The Panther’s had 1 Conference Champions, 10 All-Conference Honors, 1 All-American and 3 All-Time Top Ten Performances and 30 Personal Best for the 2018 season.
Trevor Holt was the only conference champion in the Men’s Hammer in 2018. There were 10 All Conference athletes. Additionally, Coach Rob and his coaching staff kept the tradition of transferring 4 out of 5 sophomores onto a 4-year University, keeping it at a 90% rate since taking over in 2004.
Coach Rob has coached 116 Conference Champions, 31-Nor Cal Champions, 11-Junior College State Champions, 81-Junior College All-Americans, 38 NCAA All-Americans, 3-NCAA National Champions, 83 School Record Holders. He has coached 16 Conference Championships Team Titles (JC and NCAA), 4 Nor Cal Championship team titles and 1 California Community College State Championship while placing in the top 5 since 2006 (9th 2005, 3rd 2006, 1st 2007 first State Championship since 1942, 2nd 2008, 4th 2009, 2nd 2010, 5th, 2011, 3rd 2012, 15th 2013, 13th 2014, 19th 2015, NP 2016, 2017 and 21st 2018).
Previously at the 4 year level Coach Rob coached 8 teams who have placed in the top ten at the NCAA National Outdoor Championships, three teams which placed 3rd and 4th, and in 2001, he guided the UC Davis Aggie men’s 4x100 relay to it’s first-ever NCAA Championship berth. The squad posted a 6th place finish (40.56) and garnered All-American distinction and a school record. Then in 2002, Dewar performed a similar feat when he mentored the Aggie women’s 4x100 team to its first All-American status, placing 9th and running a school record of 46.67. Other Dewar protégés before his tenure at Sacramento City College, includes Sarah Chan, who took seventh at NCAA nationals for an All-American in the triple jump, 40-3, 2002; Jamal Bush National Champion in the men’s triple jump, 52-8, 1994 and Josh Flexman, who garnered CCAA Freshman of the Year honors in 2001 and All-American status.
A native of Pasadena, California, Coach Dewar graduated from Alta Loma High School. Where he was an All-Conference prep sprinter in the 100, 200, 400, 4x100, and 4x400 meters and set school records in the 100, 200. He was Alta Loma’s most valuable track athlete in each of his four years and also competed in football as a wide receiver and free safety.
He spent his first two collegiate seasons at Mount San Antonio College (Mt. Sac) in Walnut, California, before transferring to California State University, Stanislaus. He earned NCAA All-American recognition at CSU-Stanislaus placing second in the 4x100 relay before receiving his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1990. Dewar has an Associate of Arts degree from Mount San Antonio College, a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, minor in Recreation from CSU-Stanislaus and a Master’s degree in Organizational-Administrative Management from University of Phoenix in Sacramento.
He also was the competition support crew chief for the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, the 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Division I National Track and Field Championships, U.S. National Championships and Junior Olympics 2016 & 2017. He was the Big 8 Track and Field/Cross Country Conference Chair from 2008-2014 and presently the Vice President of the California Community College Coaches Association, a member of the Management Council and the Nor Cal Chair for Rules Committee.
Coach Rob is single and resides in Sacramento with his Relay Team of four son’s: Ryland David (16) attends Jesuit High School, Trenton Robert (14), Alexander John (11), and Colton Jeffery (9).