Jay Beito '92

Job Title:

Strength & Conditioning Coordinator




Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 


Started at O'Dowd:



BA Exercise Physiology - UC Davis - 1997
MS Acupuncture- American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine- 2001

Originally from:

Oakland, CA

Why I Teach:

I am most passionate about health, fitness, strength, and conditioning and feel a moral obligation to assist our youth in cultivating a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Preparatory Reading & Topic Engagement Large Group Discussion Kinesthetic Experiential- Learn By Doing

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Movement is Medicine! Movement as it pertains to Health, Fitness, Strength & Conditioning is essential to classical concept of Arete- Balanced mind, body, spirit as well as long term athletic development.

Favorite quotes:

Jesus gave us a new norm of greatness... everybody can be great, because everybody can serve...You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. (From MLK Jr.'s Speech- "Drum Major's Instinct")

Favorite trivia:

The Golden Age of Physical Education is in the United States is from 1885-1920.

Recommended visual media:

The Star Wars Trilogy- Timeless Classic!

Recommended reads:

The Bible, Strength to Love

Hobbies or outside interests:

Hiking/Camping, Martial Arts, Ballroom Dancing