Nathan Hiett: Elite Pole Vault Coach

Nathan Hiett, an esteemed member of our coaching team, boasts a distinguished career in pole vaulting that has seamlessly transitioned into expert coaching. Nathan's journey in pole vaulting took flight at Basha High School, where he set an impressive personal best of 5.02m (16'6") before graduating in 2013. His prowess on the field earned him a place at SUNY Albany, where his talent truly began to shine.

During his tenure at SUNY Albany, Nathan clinched 3 American East Conference Championship titles, showcasing his dominance in the pole vaulting discipline. His remarkable performance in his freshman year garnered him the prestigious Albany “Freshman of the Year” award, further solidifying his status as a rising star in the sport. Nathan's achievements didn't stop there; he also etched his name on the all-time top 5 list at SUNY Albany, leaving an indelible mark on their athletics program.

In 2015, Nathan's journey took him to Arizona State University (ASU), where his talent continued to flourish. At ASU, he became the PAC 12 runner-up, a testament to his relentless dedication and skill. Nathan achieved a collegiate best jump of 5.30m (17'4") both indoors and outdoors, which secured him a spot in the all-time top 10 list at Arizona State University, a remarkable feat that speaks volumes of his capabilities.

Parallel to his competitive endeavors, Nathan began his foray into coaching during his senior year at ASU. While completing over 400 hours of official internship coaching at the Arizona Pole Vault Academy (AZPVA), he imparted his knowledge and passion for the sport to aspiring athletes, demonstrating a natural aptitude for coaching.

Nathan graduated from Arizona State University in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, further enriching his understanding of athletic performance and training methodologies. He has since dedicated himself to coaching and training full-time at AZPVA, where his current personal best stands at an impressive 5.37m (17'7.25").

Under Nathan's guidance, athletes not only learn the technical aspects of pole vaulting but also imbibe the spirit of perseverance and excellence that Nathan exemplifies. His journey from a high school athlete to a collegiate champion and now a revered coach is a source of inspiration for all at the Arizona Pole Vault Academy.