Jerry Arvin, M.S.

Jerry Arvin, M.S.

  • Head Coach, Track & Field/Cross Country
  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
  • Phone: (619) 849-2588


  • Butler University - M.S. - 1975 - Education w/ emphasis in Physical Education and Mathematics
  • Greenville College - B.S. - 1969 - Physical Education w/ minor in Mathematics


Professor Arvin has been employed by the University for 28 years, the past 22 as full-time assistant professor. Helping people understand the benefits of a healthy and optimal lifestyle as well as promoting the sports of cross country and track/field is what he enjoys.

Courses Currently Instructing:

PED 155: Weight Training

Have Instructed:

PED 100: Fitness through Movement

PED 211: Individual Sports

PED 300: Optimal Health

PED 301: Contemporary Health Issues

PED 350: Foundations and Techniques of Coaching

PED416: Methods of Secondary Education

Professional Accomplishments
Professor Arvin teaches in the PLNU Department of Kinesiology and also serves as the head coach for women’s track and cross country.

Arvin has a long history of success at Point Loma beginning in 1994, when after just one season running the program he was named GSAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year and NAIA Far West Region Women’s Coach of the Year. Following the 2002 GSAC meet, Arvin was named as Men’s Co-Coach of the Year and in 2005 and 2009 he was selected as Women's Coach of the Year.

During his tenure at Point Loma, Arvin has also led one of the most successful track and field teams on the West Coast. He was named GSAC Men's Coach of the Year in 1995, 1998 and 2002 and GSAC Women's Coach of the Year in track and field from 1997 to 2000 and again in 2004, 2005 and 2007. He was also selected as NAIA Far West Region Women's Coach of the Year in cross country in 1994, and was selected as one of seven NAIA Regional Coaches of the Year in women's track and field for 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007and 2008.

In 1999, Arvin was honored with induction into the Point Loma Nazarene University Athletic Hall of Fame for Outstanding Achievement as Coach.

A standout runner at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Arvin continued his running career at Greenville College in Illinois, where he is now a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at Greenville in 1969, and received his Master's Degree in education from Butler University in 1975.

Arvin lives in San Diego with his wife, Janice. They have two daughters, Christy Schneider and Allison Rainey, both graduates of PLNU. The Arvin’s have five  grandchildren: Andrew, Abigail, Alexander Luke,  Charlee, and McKinlee.