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Coach Wolman

The Simi Valley High School Athletics Department welcomes Francois Wolman as the Head Cross Country Coach at  Simi Valley HS.

In High school, Coach Wolman was a 2 time city champion at 800m competing for Fairfax High School for LAUSD, 3rd in the nation at 800m. Recipient of a Track scholarship at the University of Oregon where he ran with legendary runners Steve Prefontaine and Matt Centrowitz Sr.  He attended CSUN where he finished his B.A in French 1979. After collegiate athletics, Coach Wolman became a member of the Santa Monica Track Club. He holds a lifetime California teaching credential, from UCLA 1980 and a M.A. from Pepperdine University in Psychology 1987. He is also an Advanced Placement presenter for the College Board. He is currently teaching French at Viewpoint (Upper School). 

Coach Wolman has coached for over 25 years at both the high school and the community college level. At Santa Monica College, he was the distance coach reporting to the legendary Tommie Smith for 4 years. During that time the SMC XC team qualified to compete at the state level every year.  As a head XC/Track coach at Los Angeles Valley College, Coach Wolman guided the XC  Monarchs to achieve 5th place at the state level. At Granada Hills Charter HS, from 2016-2018, he guided the Highlanders to several XC city championships at the Varsity, JV and F/S level. 

When Coach Wolman is not working he enjoys cycling, travelling with his wife and sometimes their dog, reading books in French and attending track and field events at the University of Oregon.

Coach Wolman is excited about coaching at Simi Valley because the Cross Country program is legendary, the availability of trails in the immediate area is great, and the potential of the current athletes are endless.  He brings his experience and knowledge in helping each athlete to achieve their personal goals and set new ones.  He is passionate about the sports of Cross Country and Track and Field.  He takes great pride in seeing his athletes accomplishments during High School and beyond.  In the upcoming weeks the Athletics Department will provide opportunities for our athletes and families to meet Coach Wolman. Coach can be reached via email at  If you have any direct questions for my office feel free to email me at

Welcome Coach Wolman and Go Pioneers! 

Cross Country Information
Head Coach Francois Wolman