Chrissie Feldmann Named New Track and Field Assistant Coach
July 22, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- After spending the past two years as a graduate assistant with the Memphis Track and Field program, Chrissie Feldmann was named to the staff as an assistant coach, head coach Kevin Robinson announced Friday.
"I'm very happy that Chrissie will now be joining my staff officially," Robinson said. "She possesses the strengths to become a great coach at this level. I look forward to making her a mainstay in the Tiger Track and Field program, and believe that we are a better program with her involved."
As a volunteer, Feldmann worked primarily with the jumpers but spent some time with the multi-event athletes as well. She will now be assigned the role of the jumps coach, coaching all jumping events, with the exception of the pole vault, while continuing to assist Coach Robinson with the multi-event athletes.
"I knew that I wanted to be a part of [Coach Robinson's] staff and the program," Feldmann said. "This is a great opportunity for me. I'm really looking forward to being able to coach the jumpers who I've worked with the past couple years and the incoming athletes."
Under her leadership this past spring season, Jerome Leslie and Kirsten Berding were tabbed all-conference selections and were NCAA Regional qualifiers in the triple jump and high jump respectively. Additionally, freshman Darius Lynwood achieved second place at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in the high jump.
In 2010, Leslie made his way to a third-place finish at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in the high jump and qualified for the NCAA Regionals, while Desiree Blow just missed becoming an all-conference performer in the heptathlon.
"As a young coach, I'm anxious to learn more about coaching and recruiting at the college level, and there's a great staff of coaches here to learn from," Feldmann said. "I try to be a very enthusiastic and passionate coach both at practices and competitions. These are qualities I hope to bring to the program again this year."
Feldmann graduated from Marquette in the spring of 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and obtained her master's degree in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Memphis in May.