About the Coaches...
Pete Giachetti - Head Track Coach
Pete Giachetti- Head Coach
Coach Pete Giachetti has been Shasta College’s track and
field coach since 2003. Pete started his coaching career at South San Francisco High
School in 1961 as a volunteer assistant cross
country coach. He received his A.A. degree from City College of San Francisco
in 1964. While at CCSF, Pete competed in both cross country and track. He
received his B.A. degree from San Francisco State University in 1967. Pete took
over the cross country and track programs at South City High School where his
boys teams won five consecutive North Peninsula League Track Championships with
a 59 consecutive dual meet winning streak. During his time at South City, Pete
started both a CIF girls track and cross country program. In 1981, he made the
move to the north state where he started coaching several sports at Fall River
High School. From 1981 to 1992, his girls cross county and track teams won many
Shasta Cascade League and AA championships. During his stay at FRHS, he guide
over 15 individuals and one team to state level competition, including Shasta
College standout Erin McClung. Pete was selected as the North Section Girls
Honor Coach in 1991. In 1994, he moved on to Burney High School where he
coached volleyball and track.
Coach Giachetti was awarded the California Community College
Women’s Track Coach of the year for 2012. Pete has been married 46 years to his
wife, Pam, and lives in Burney. Pete and Pam have two grown daughters, Gina and
Kirk Ramage - Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach Kirk Ramage grew up in the Redding area, attended Shasta High School and Shasta College. While at Shasta High and Shasta College, Ramage competed in football, wrestling, and track and field. He graduated from Chico State with a Bachelor's in Physical Education and for the past 19 years, he has coached football and track and field at Shasta High School. While coaching track and field at Shasta High he sent numerous throwers to the state meet.
Coach Ramage has been coaching the throwers at Shasta College for nine years with great success. Twelve of his athletes have placed as individual Nor Cal Champions, eighteen as State meet placers, and three as State Champions. In 2012, he coached Jazmin Porter to three second place finishes at the State meet and three new school records. In 2010, he was the "CIF North Section Honor Coach of the Year" for his many years of success as a High School Throw Coach.
Ramage, and his wife Charlotte, run an independent building contracting business in the Redding area, and have two sons, Cody, who now attends UC Santa Barbara and competes in track and field, and Wyatt, an elementary school student.
Eric Wright - Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach Eric Wright is a Shasta College alumnus from
Eureka, California. He competed at Shasta College in the 2008-09 seasons as a
thrower. Eric was the 2009 NorCal hammer
champion under Coach Ramage’s tutelage during that time. He then completed his
college career at Chico State where he was the CCAA hammer champion and a 4
time All-CCAA thrower. In 2013, Eric earned
a Master’s degree in Kinesiology with focuses in coaching, strength and
conditioning, and biomechanics.
Eric is the strength and assistant throws coach to Kirk Ramage. Eric is currently a professor at Chico State
in the Kinesiology Department, teaching students how to be strength coaches. Coach
Wright will be using the same academic knowledge and many years of hands on
experience to help the Shasta Knights be the best athletes they can be.