March 9, 2012

Emory’s Maddy Outman Named the USTFCCCA Regional Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year

Emory University Assistant Track and Field Coach Maddy Outman was named the Assistant Women's Indoor Coach of the Year for the South/Southeast Region for the 2012 season by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Working with Emory's sprinters, hurdlers and horizontal jumpers, Outman has contributed to one of the best seasons in the program's history.  Two of her athletes, including 60-meter hurdler Jasmine McCullough and triple-jumper Lauren Attiah, qualified and will compete at this weekend's NCAA Division III Championships.  In addition, two Emory sprinters recorded times that rank among the top-20 in Division III this season, and the Eagles' women's 4x400-meter relay team narrowly missed qualifying for the championship meet.

Earlier this season, Outman's coaching helped the Emory women finish second at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships.  Her athletes won six events at the meet, and recorded a total of 13 top-three finishes.

This marked the second-straight season that Outman has garnered the honor, after she earned the Region Assistant Coach of the Year award for the 2011 outdoor season.  She becomes the second Emory assistant to claim the honor for the women's indoor season, joining former Emory assistant coach Kevin Semanick, who the award in 2010.

The Eagles will look to wrap-up the 2012 indoor season on a positive note this weekend, as Emory's national qualifiers will be in action at the NCAA Division III Championships in Grinnell, Iowa on Friday and Saturday.