Javier Olivas is in his fifth season, third year full-time, as assistant coach with the University Maryland Eastern Shore cross county and track & field teams. Olivas' athletes broke ten school records that assisted in sending ten athletes to the NCAA-preliminary's and seven athletes to the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, the highest total in recent history.
Olivas spent time as a member of the University of California Santa Barbara's Track and Field coaching staff. While at UC Santa Barbara, Olivas oversaw vertical jumps, throwers, and multiple event student-athletes. He coached one USA Junior National Qualifier and two NCAA National Qualifiers. His athletes scored a combined 59 points at the Big West Conference championships, including Big West Conference Champion in the high jump. His high jumpers placed first, third and fourth. Olivas coached Derek Masterson to a personal record decathlon point total of 7,295, earning a position in the Top 30 in the nation.
Olivias holds a USA Track and Field Level 1 Certification, is a USTFCCCA Certified Jumping Specialist, USTFCCCA Certified Sprinting Specialist, and is a USA Sports Performance Coach. He also holds a USATF Level 1 certification. Olivas spent his first two seasons at UMES as a graduate assistant where he obtained a Master's degree. He also oversaw the pole vault and all throwers for indoor and outdoor track and field. In his first season as coach of the throwers in 2008-09, his group broke all school records. In addition, Olivas served as the director of strength and training for the men's and women's teams at UMES.
Olivas, of Del Rio, Texas, is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University. Before his two-years as a graduate assistant at UMES, Olivas competed at Texas A&M University. Olivas was a NCAA All-American Honorable Mention, a two-time National-Qualifier, three-time All-Big 12 performer as well as a two-time all-region performer.
In the classroom, he earned two Verizon Scholar-Athlete awards. Olivas was also very much involved in the community as a student-athlete. He was a member of Aggie Athletes Involved, an organization of student-athletes at Texas A&M doing community service in the Brazos Valley. He was also a two year member of SAAC, representing the Track & Field team. Aside from his duties at UMES, Olivas enjoys relaxing at home, reading and working on his golf game.