Entering his second season with the Tigers, David Queck has quickly established a strong coaching resume working with jump and multi-event athletes.
During the 2014 indoor track and field season two of Queck's athletes took podium finishes at the American Athletic Conference Championships and established conference meet records. Fellow multi-event athlete Turre Hollo took bronze in the heptathlon with a personal-best of 5,235 points. Sophomore Luis Hanssler took first in the heptathlon setting a program-record of 5,444 points. In the high jump, senior Georgio Lynwood took gold clearing the bar at 2.10m (6'10.75"). Hanssler, Hollo, and Lynwood all earned all-conference honors for their performances.
Queck's crew saw similar success in outdoor competition with two athletes earning berths in the 2014 East Preliminary (Lynwood, high jump; Jaleen White; triple jump) and one additional at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships (Hanssler, decathlon). At the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, Lynwood and Hanssler each took individual titles. Lynwood took gold in the high jump clearing 2.10m (6'10.75").
In the decathlon, Hanssler took gold, setting a program-record of 7,471 points. During his title run Hanssler set personal-bests in the 100m, 110 hurdles and long jump. Along with Hanssler and Lynwood, two more of Queck's athletes earned all-conference honors with Hollo taking third in the decathlon and freshman Chardae Greenlee earning bronze in the triple jump. Hanssler's decathlon performance earned the sophomore a berth in the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where he took 18th overall with 7,120 points.
Queck joined the coaching staff after serving as a volunteer coach for the Tigers in 2013, aiding with the sprinters. Prior to Memphis, he served in a similar capacity with Southern Miss. While with the Golden Eagles, the Annandale, Minn., native assisted in coaching two athletes ranked in the top-25 in the world in the 100m and three All-Conference USA sprinters.
Prior to his time at Southern Miss, Queck was a two-sport standout at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota where he lettered two years in football as a wide receiver and four in track and field, competing in the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints. While at St. Cloud, he also was part of the 4 x 100m relay team that won the conference championship. Queck earned all-conference honors three times during his collegiate career.
In high school, Queck was a standout at Annandale HS, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. As a prep athlete he earned all-conference and all-area accolades. Competing in track and field, he helped Annandale to win three state championships.
Queck received his bachelor's degree from St. Cloud University (2010) in broadcast journalism with a coaching minor and holds a MS degree from Southern Miss in coaching education. Queck is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach. He is the son of Rev. Tom and Kathy Queck.