Paul David “Dave” Kamanski, the longtime track & field and cross country coach at Cerritos Community College, is best remembered for his contributions not only as a coach but as the organizer of top-notch track & field competitions. He also was instrumental in the development of the track & field facilities at Cerritos and served as member of the NCAA track & field committee during the 1980s.
Kamanski’s interests weren’t limited to track & field – he also served for many years as an NFL (Replay) official, and Pacific Ten football official, and as an official referee. He is honored in the Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame and the California Community Colleges Track & Field/Cross Country Hall of Fame.