Memphis Adds Two of Their Own to Staff
Aug. 1, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-The University of Memphis men's and women's track and field programs hired two assistant coaches for the upcoming 2007-08 season, announced Wednesday, Aug. 1. Former Lady Tiger, All-American Gail Lee and former javelin star Tyler Frazier will be joining the staff.
Lee joins the staff after finishing a three-year stellar track and field career at Memphis in 2007. She ended her final year as a Lady Tiger with a top-10 finish at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships competing in shot put. Her remarkable collegiate career included two All-American honors and four NCAA Championship appearances. The Fort Worth, Texas native also won five Conference USA individual titles and the 2007 NCAA Mideast Regional Title in the women's shot put.
"Gail is the most decorated female athlete in the history of the University of Memphis' women's track and field program," said head coach Kevin Robinson. "She was a two-time All-American while representing the University; as well as a five-time Conference USA champ. She will be instrumental in the development of the throwing program. Having a person of Gail's ability is a blessing. She will make an immediate impact."
Frazier spent two seasons with the Tigers being a part of the throwing program. Frazier's specialty was the javelin.
"Tyler joins the coaching staff after a great career in the Javelin for us," Robinson said. "He will be responsible for the day to day management of the javelin throwers, the pole vaulters, and the multi event athletes. I feel that Tyler will be a tremendous asset to our program, and I look forward to working with him in a professional capacity."