Sharon de Goede Named Assistant Track and Field Coach at UW

June 10, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head track and field coach Larry Judge has announced the hiring of Sharon de Goede (D-Goody) as the fourth full time assistant track and field coach at UW. de Goede's hiring is subject to UW Board of Trustee approval. She is set to join Judge's staff as of July 1.

For de Goede, of British Columbia, Canada, this will be her first coaching position at the collegiate level, although she has extensive coaching experience at both the high school and national levels. Prior to accepting the position at UW de Goede had been the head track and field and cross country coach at the G.P. Vanier Senior Secondary School in Courtenay, British Columbia, since 1990. de Goede also taught physical education and social studies.

"We are very excited about the hiring of Sharon and about the experience she brings with her," said Judge. "She has good qualifications and has been very successful at the national, club and high school levels. She will be a dynamic recruiter and will immediately impact the talent we are bringing into our program."

"Her primary area will be with the distance runners, and I think that Sharon's hiring shows our commitment to improving that area of our program. Emphasizing this area of our program is a no-brainer given the training opportunities that running at 7,200 feet presents."

de Goede has coached several Canadian national teams at various world competitions. She was the Canadian National Coach at the Junior Pan Am Games in Cuba in 1997 and was part of the Canadian coaching staff at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. de Goede also has been the head club coach for Comox Valley Athletics since 1992.

She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the British Columbia College of Teachers in 1990, and was a three-year member of the cross country and track and field team at the University of Victoria.