Tim Bayley joined the Cal Poly women’s basketball staff as Director of Operations prior to the 2016 season and was named Director of Sports Performance in 2017. He founded Bayley FIT, LLC in 2007 after a career as a two-time NCAA First Team All-American 800-meter runner at Iona College.
His program (based in Cambridge, Mass. and Lafayette, Calif.) features speed, agility and quickness workouts for young athletes tailored to their respective sports. In Massachusetts, the company also partnered with Khalsa Chiropractic to build functional training regimens centered on prehab and rehab suited for a wide variety of injuries.
Also while in New England, Bayley served as a volunteer assistant coach for Harvard’s cross country and track & field teams from 2011 through 2014. He mentored Crimson student-athletes on the way to five school records in the mid-distance events — a group that included All-American Erika Veidis — and helped the squads race to three Ivy League championships between the indoor and outdoor seasons. Additionally, from 2009-12, Bayley was a PUMA-sponsored athlete and grassroots running ambassador. During that time, he represented Great Britain at the World Indoor Championships in 2010, running under four minutes for the mile four times.
Bayley earned a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Brighton with honors in 2005 before completing a master’s in Public Relations from Iona in 2007.
As a competitor for the Gaels, Bayley won two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference titles in the 800m as a junior and senior (with the latter spring also seeing him claim the overall MAAC Student-Athlete of the Year award), and went on to earn All-America status both times, including a silver medal at the 2006 NCAA Championships with a career-best time of 1:46.64. In June 2019, he was enshrined into the college’s Hall of Fame.
Also at Iona, Bayley earned Academic All-America accolades from both ESPN the Magazine and CoSIDA in 2007.
Bayley came to the U.S. after winning the British national title in the 800m in 2005. He relocated to San Luis Obispo with his wife Priscilla, Head Coach of the Cal Poly women’s cross country team.