Aug. 23, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Former University of Wyoming track and field standout Quincy Howe was recently hired as a full-time assistant coach for the UW track and field program. He will assist head coach Randy Cole in the fall with cross country and will then coach both the jumps and pole vault during the track seasons.
Howe, a native of Perrylands, Trinidad, served as a graduate assistant during the last two seasons in charge of the jumps. This past season, he tutored junior Blake Jackson and Courtney Schlegel to All-Mountain West Conference honors in the triple jump. Jackson also earned the honor in the 2004 season, along with Jared Grant and Phillip Thomas in the high jump.
"We are excited about having Quincy on our staff," said UW head track and field coach Don Yentes. "He is young, talented, and has a vast knowledge of the sport."
The 2003 Wyoming graduate had a brilliant career as a Cowboy student-athlete. He earned All-American honors twice in 2001-02 in the triple jump and was never beaten in the event during his competition in the WAC and MWC, winning eight conference titles. He currently owns Wyoming records in both the indoor and outdoor triple jumps with marks of 54' 9-1/4" and 54' 4-3/4". His indoor mark still stands as a MWC record.
"I am very happy to continue my time here at Wyoming," said Howe. "I am looking forward to being a part of this great track and field program as a coach."