New for the fall of 2022, we are excited to open up JAC Tampa, a pole vaulting program geared towards athletes getting expert coaching in the pole vault. Modeled after the Jacksonville Athletic Club pole vaulting program, we are thrilled to have a group in Tampa to meet the needs of pole vaulters in the bay area!
Currently, practices are Monday - Thursday, and call or text Coach David Bell for more details. He can be reached at 904 703 3420.
Coach David is the current University of South Florida school record holder in the pole vault with an indoor height of 17’5" and an outdoor height of 17’7". David has an overall best height of 17’9". David is a conference Champion and NCAA qualifier.
David Graduated from USF with a bachelor's degree in business management. During that time he studied under Coach Donald Marsh to learn more about the vault while helping the women’s pole vault team.
David’s coaching style come from three main places of knowledge. Bell athletics under the former American record holder Earl Bell, USF under the highly accomplish Don Marsh, and under the initial foundation under the direction of Eli Sunquist who has produced over 50 state qualifiers in the pole vault and 7 state champions in the pole vault in only 9 years.
David has been coaching high school athletes since 2018. During that time he has gotten 3 athletes signed to D1 colleges.