Tony D. Boston

Associate Professor of Physical Education and Men's Cross Country and Track and Field Coach; On leave for the 2021-2022 academic year
With Pomona Since: 2008
  • Expertise


    Tony Boston is USA Track and Field (USATF) Level III certified coach in the Sprints, Hurdles and Relays. After earning an Academy Diploma from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Boston was recognized as a Level 5 Elite Coach in the Sprints, Hurdles and Relays. His USATF certification and the IAAF Academy Diploma are the highest level of training and certification offered on the national and international levels. A well rounded coach and practitioner, Boston also holds USATF Level II certifications in the following disciplines: endurance, sprints, hurdles, relays and horizontal and vertical jumps. Boston is a regular USA Track and Field instructor for the Level I Coaches Education Program.

    Boston came to Pomona after successful coaching stints at Whittier College and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. At Whittier, he helped to guide the men’s track team to its best finishes ever at the SCIAC Outdoor Championships. During his two years at the helm of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Programs at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, his athletes won individual conference championships, broke several Academy records, and on three occasions achieved NCAA qualifying standards.

    Research Interests

    • Health Education: Fitness & Wellness Programs
    • Sports Psychology: Psychological Arousal and Athletic Performance

    Areas of Expertise


    • Cross Country
    • Track & Field: Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, & Relays
    • Strength and Conditioning
    • Sports Psychology
    • Weight Training
  • Education


    2011, Doctorate in Health Education
    A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

    2000, Master of Arts, Education
    Whittier College

    1999, Bachelor of Arts, Biology; Bachelor of Arts, Health, Physical Education and Recreation
    Whittier College

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Men's Cross Country
    • Fitness: Beginning Racquetball
    • Fitness: Weight Training
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    • 2013 NCAA West Region Coach of the Year
    • 2014 SCIAC Coach of the Year
    • 2015 SCIAC Coach of the Year