Veale comes to Mills most recently from a four year stint at Pittsburg High School. At Pittsburg, he was responsible for sprints, middle distance, horizontal jumps, and pole vault. He also assisted with meet management and other administrative duties.
Veale also brings ten years of collegiate coaching to Mills. He spent most of his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater, Chico State, where he coached for nine seasons. There he oversaw all aspects of the sprints and relays program. He also provided academic support and oversight of the strength and conditioning program. In his 10 year stint at Chico State, Veale coached one NCAA DII National Champion, five All-Americans, six NCAA qualifiers, 16 CCAA individual conference champions, and 45 All-CCAA conference performers. Veale also coached for a year (2001-2002) at Bethany College in Kansas. There in addition to working with the cross country and track programs, he served as the recruiting coordinator.
Veale has worked in a variety of of track and field/cross country camps, most recently at Stanford University’s Nike Track and Field/Cross Country Camp of Champions. For the past five years he has worked in a variety of roles as a camp counselor, horizontal jumps coach, sprint and relays coach, and assisted in the cross country camp. He also worked as the lead clinician for sprints at the Chico State University Cats in the Classroom Track and Field Camp (2001-2005).
A passionate and talented runner, Veale holds several records and continues to compete at the master’s level. As a former team captain at Chico State, he captured multiple conference championships, represented his team at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in three events (100m, 200 m, 4x100m) and was named a DII All-American. His school record in the 4x100m of 40.77 has stood for 23 years. Prior to competing at Chico State, Veale was a two-time Junior College state qualifier and 1993 BVC conference champion in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m, while running for Contra Costa College. Most recently, he raced to an 8th place finish in the 200m at the 2015 World Masters Trakc and Field Championships in Lyon, France.
Veale holds Level I and Level II (Sprints and Hurdles) Certifications from USA Track and Field. He earned a BA in English (1996) and an MA in Kinesiology (2006) from Chico State.