|Position:||Pole Vault Coach|
Eric Allison is entering his 13th year as Eastern’s pole vault coach. Since joining EWU in 2001, he has coached athletes to Big Sky All-Conference team honors every year. He coached Keisa Monterola, who was an NCAA All-American in 2012 and set the school records for the vault in indoor and outdoor. He has coached five Big Sky Champions and 22 All-Conference performers in the pole vault.
In 2005 Allison coached the men vaulters to a top-three sweep at the conference championships. He has coached both EWU school record holders as well as several vaulters on Eastern top ten all-time list (Indoor- 10 women, five men, Outdoor- 10 women, six men). Allison also has his USA Track and Field Level I certification.
As a coach at the Community College of Spokane in 2004, he coached the men’s NWAACC Champion who broke the school record with a height of 16-4. Athletes coached by Allison held all school records while he coached there. In 2006 he coached two women vaulters who placed first and second at conference -- they were the only two female vaulters on the team.
As a coach at Riverside High School (WA) from 1992 to 2000, he coached three state champions and several state placers.
Allison grew up in Fresno, Calif., and attended the University of California at Irvine. While at Irvine, he reached a personal best of 15-6 in the vault and competed in the conference championships twice. Allison owns his own business in the Spokane area.