meet our coach

​​​​​​​​Talented by Birth, Excellent By Choice, Destined For Victory

 Coach Sabestine has played an instrumental role in developing the abilities of youth, leading them to Division I universities throughout the United States.  Coach Sabestine serves as an Arizona USA Track and Field Committee Member, USATF Level I Coach and USATF Master Level Official.

​​​​​​​The Arizona Rising Suns Track and Field Club, an official youth USA Track and Field Club, has served youth athletes throughout the valley for over 20 years.  The Arizona Rising Suns are lead by head coach/owner, Sabestine Onyepunuka, former Nigerian sprinter.  Since 1994 Coach Sabestine has played an instrumental role in developing the abilities of youth, leading them to Division I universities throughout the United States.  Coach Sabestine serves as an Arizona USA Track and Field Committee Member, USATF Level I Coach and USATF Master Level Official.
USATF’s largest youth program is the Junior Olympics, where nearly 70,000 youth athletes compete each year in the Track and Field and Cross Country Championships, offers a variety of competitive and fitness opportunities.  Many of American’s Olympians began as youth athletes, including stars such as Jeremy Wariner, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross, Bryan Clay, Lauryn Williams, Adam Nelson, Deena Kastor,  Meb Keflezighi and last but not least, AZ Risings Suns former athlete the up and coming  Devon Allen

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Our mission is to produce the highest quality athletes through effective leadership, discipline and motivation.  We also strive to provide a supportive enviornment that encourages teamwork, winning attitudes and determination to succeed.  Our goal is to teach every athlete about responsibility and dedication required to be a successful athlete and human being.

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Our Mission

Since the onslaught of computers, cellphones, and video games, our youth has become less active. Getting involved in a team sport not only builds up the body, it builds long-lasting friendships and character.