Falcons Add Devin West to Track and Field Staff

Aug. 30, 2010

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force track and field head coach Ralph Lindeman announced the addition of Devin West to the Falcons' coaching staff on Monday, Aug. 30. West, who joins the program following a three-year stint as an assistant coach for the men's and women's track programs at Kennesaw State University, will oversee the Air Force sprint and hurdle athletes.

"I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to work at the Air Force Academy," West said. "It's an honor to work under Coach Lindeman and the experienced staff. I'm looking forward to helping these cadets achieve personal and team success."

Prior to his appointment at the Academy, West served as an assistant coach at Kennesaw State from 2007-10. During his tenure with the Owls, he was a part of four Atlantic Sun Conference Championship teams.

He coached 19 Atlantic Sun outdoor champions (individual and relay teams), as well as 81 All-Atlantic Sun performers, the 2009 Indoor Championship Freshman of the Year and the 2010 Outdoor Championship Freshman of the Year. Four of his athletes qualified to the NCAA East Regional in the 110-meter hurdles and 63 set Kennesaw State records for both the men's and women's programs.

He also assisted in the recruitment of three Nike Outdoor National participants, including one Nike Outdoor All-American, and four state champions to Kennesaw State.

In addition, West coached a 2010 IAAF World Junior Championship qualifier in the men's 110-meter hurdles and a 2009 USATF Junior National qualifier in the men's 100-meter dash.

Prior to his stint at KSU, West was an assistant track and field coach at Norcross High School, coaching nine state meet finalists and 13 state meet qualifiers. A USATF Level I certified coach, West graduated from Kennesaw State in 2010 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

"I am very excited to add Devin to our staff," Lindeman said. "He brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and character to the program."



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