Office: Gym 320
Eric Abrams is in his second third season as the women’s XC coach at SBVC. The 2015 team finished 15th at the CCCAA State Finals in his first year coaching and finished as runner-up in the Foothill Conference that same season. Also in 2015, SBVC Women's Cross Country won the Foothill Invitational and finished 2nd at University of Redlands Invitational. In addition, SBVC Women's Cross Country was awarded with 4 All-Foothill Conference nods.
After 15 years coaching boys and girls cross country at Cajon High, he feels blessed to have the opportunity to coach at the next level. While at Cajon, Abrams coached 8 league champion teams and led one or both of his teams to CIF each season except 2003. While coaching both track and cross country in his tenure at the cross town high school Cajon, Abrams led his 4x400 (2004) and 4x100 (2010) relay teams to 10th and 6th place finishes at the California State Track and Field Championships. Abrams was also an assistant for the CIF Div. II Runner-Up Cajon track team in 2012. His 4x100 girls were CIF Champions in 2011.
Having success with both sprinters and distance athletes, his true passion lies in distance. In high school, Abrams was his schools first four-year varsity cross-country athlete at Santaluces High School in Lantana, Florida. He held school records in the 880yd dash and as the third led of the Mile Relay. He was also a state qualifier during the 1984 cross-country season.
In college, Abrams competed at Western State in Gunnison, Colorado under legendary coach Duane Vandenbushe. After receiving his degree in Physical Education there, he graduated from Colorado State University with a teaching degree. In 2005, he received a Master’s of Science degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University.
He would not be in this position if it were not for all the quality coaches and mentors that have molded him into the person he is today.
He gives much deserved credit to his father and late mother Sandy for giving him a faith based foundation to build upon. It is his desire to teach the women on the team to be disciplined both on the cross-country course and in their course of study. He will strive to have his student athletes feel Capable, Confident and Connected going forward during this important chapter in their lives.
Today, Abrams is in his 19th year teaching elementary physical education at Lincoln Elementary in San Bernardino, CA. God put him in the right place as that is where he met his wife of 13 years Erika Moralez-Abrams. They have two sons Jaden (12) and Brandon (9) and reside in Highland, CA. He enjoys spending time with family, collecting antiques, fishing and road trips.