Coley Candaele’s match-ups during the 1990 track season with rival, Arroyo Grande’s Louie Quintana, were legendary, with Coley ending up the national prep leader that year with a 4:06 1600M. Candaele was the Santa Barbara County Champion in both the 800M and 1600M in 1998 and 1989. After accumulating six Individual CIF Championship Titles (800/1600), one Relay CIF Championship Title (4×400) and a State Championship Title in the 1600M in 1990, Coley earned a full track and field! cross-country Scholarship to the University of Oregon. After two years at Oregon, Candaele finished his collegiate career at Cal-Poly San Louis Obispo running track and cross-country.
Coley is currently the Head Football and track & field Coach Vista Murrieta High School. Selected as Riverside County Coach of the Year in 2005 after leading the Broncos to a 9-4 record, Coley’s team picked up the fIrst playoff win in school history; all in the programs second varsity season.