ABOUT POLE VAULT MIAMI

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THE COACHES

Pole Vault Miami is a track and field club that specializes in pole vaulting and is associated with Miami Track Project Track and Field Club and Essx pole vaulting poles. 

 

PVM focuses on teaching technique and safety as well as mastering this unique event. 

Our members range in age of 10 to collegiate athletes.

David Chandler
Coach and Founder
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David Chandler has been coaching for the past 15 years.  He is well known and respected in the track and field community.  Coach Chandler has coached all levels from beginner,  middle school, high school, and Division 1 collegiate level.  

Jonathan Arias
Coach
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Jonathan Arias has been Pole Vaulting since 2001. He is a proud graduate of The University of Homestead. He owns both the indoor and outdoor records at the university. 

Grace Dima
Volunteer Coach
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Grace Dima is one of the volunteer coaches at Pole Vault Miami. Grace pole vaulted at Miami University, Ohio, until she graduated in 2020. Now, Dima attends medical school at the University of Miami, Florida, and coaching pole vault her my free time. Grace enjoys having the opportunity to share her love of the sport with young athletes and helping them reach their full potential. 

Anthony Amodio
Coach
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Anthony Amodio is a 2x Florida State Champion who went on to vault at the University of Florida. Member of NCAA championship team as well as Indoor and Outdoor SEC championships. His personal best is 5 meters (16’5) and he still enjoys jumping today, but his new found passion is coaching all athletes about his favorite sport.