ATHENS, Ohio – Steven Champlin was named assistant coach of women’s track and field as announced by the head coach Sarah Pease.
“We are thrilled to welcome Steven to Athens. Steven’s experience as an All-American student athlete in a highly competitive program at Texas Tech shows he knows what it takes to be great,” said Pease. “As a coach at Louisiana Tech, Steven has developed and coached successful athletes and I know he will quickly impact our sprint/jumps/jumps group.”
Champlin joins us from Louisiana Tech, where he recently completed his third season with the men’s and women’s track and field programs. Prior to LA Tech, Champlin was a volunteer coach at Northern Arizona University. Champlin primarily works with the team’s sprinters and hurdlers, as well as relay and 400/800 combination runners.
“I want to thank Sarah Pease, Ryan O’Connor and Julie Cromer for the opportunity to help lead the Ohio University women’s track and field team,” Champlin said. “I would also like to thank my support staff around me and my wonderful fiancé.”
During Champlin’s time with the Bulldogs, he coached several athletes to top-8 finishes at the United States Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships, helping them do some public relations along the way. During the 2021 outdoor season, Champlin even saw an athlete at the NCAA East Regional.
Additionally, Champlin was in charge of recruiting, where he helped recruit many outstanding high school athletes to advance Louisiana Tech track programs.
“I look forward to getting to know the young women I have been appointed to coach and to working with everyone in the athletics program to help establish a great student-athlete experience for our young women,” said Champline. “We are so happy to be part of the Bobcat family, and I can’t wait to start taking care of it.”
The former Texas Tech standout earned first-team All-American honors three times as a Red Raider, running in the 4×400-meter relay, 400-meter race, 200-meter race and 100-meter race. meters at Texas Tech.
Champlin notched 10 first-place finishes in Lubbock, setting personal bests in the 400m with a time of 45.01 and the 200m with a time of 20.89. Overall, Champlin earned 12 All-Big 12 honors and was the Big 12 champion at Texas Tech Indoors in 2018.
Champlin received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sports coaching from Texas Tech University in May 2018. He also received a master’s degree in film and media studies from Arizona State University in August 2019.