Coach Janice Esparza has been a part of the Lions Cross Country program since 2017. She began distance running in 2014 and is considered an ultra-runner, with her longest run being 40 miles. Coach Esparza spends a great amount of time training for her own races with a goal to surpass her longest run. She is passionate about running and her goal as a coach is to instill her love for the sport into athletes while teaching proper techniques and having fun with it. Coach Esparza is an investigator and is married with two boys; Richard (6) and Tanner (8 months).