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Jones was the 2013 USTFCCCA DIII Central Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year.
Jones joins UND track program as assistant coach
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Updated: Thursday 09/12/2013 10:55:31 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota Head Track and Field Coach Kevin Galbraith announced today that Drew Jones has been named assistant coach and will work specifically with the program’s throwers.

Jones comes to North Dakota after five record-setting seasons as an assistant coach at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minn. During his tenure, Jones mentored 15 Division III All-Americans, four Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Field Athletes of the Year, and 21 individual MIAC champions. His throwers set four MIAC and seven school records over those five seasons.

In 2013, Jones coached the Division III national champion in the women’s discus and was later named the 2013 USTFCCCA Central Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year.

“We’re excited to add Drew to our staff,” said Galbraith. “He is extremely passionate about throws and he brings a collaborative, cooperative coaching style to the program. Drew has developed a lot of student-athletes who have enjoyed success at the national level, and that success will translate to the Big Sky Conference. With our staff rounded out, and the groundbreaking of the UND Athletics High Performance Center, we have the opportunity to build a first-class track and field program at North Dakota.”

Jones, who also served as an assistant strength coach for the past two years, oversaw the strength and conditioning plan for Hamline men’s and women’s track, while also serving as the program’s travel coordinator.

Prior to his time at Hamline, Jones was an assistant coach for one season (2007-08) at Concordia University in Saint Paul and helped the Golden Bears score points in the throws at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Championship for the first time in five years. Additionally, he coached the school record-holder in the women’s indoor shot put and weight throw.

Jones is a 2008 graduate of Hamline with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. A four-year letterwinner and two-year captain, Jones was a 10-time All-MIAC performer and a two-time MIAC All-Academic selection. He received his USATF Level 2 certification (throwing events) in 2009 and his USA Weightlifting certification in 2013.

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