CCU track and field assistant Vaught wins coaching honor

Coastal Carolina Associate Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach Timothy Vaught was recently named the Southeast Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Vaught, who coaches sprints, jumps, hurdles, and combined events, at CCU has both the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams qualified for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. this weekend.

Vaught also was able to coach four women to run under 14 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles this season including Ashley Davis, Christina Davis, Jessica Gelibert and Camille Hurley. His relay teams both eclipsed the CCU school record in their respective distances and Gelibert became the number three ranked junior, those who are 19 years old or younger, in the world in the 400 meter hurdles with her time of 57.83 run at the NCAA East Preliminary Round under his guidance. Gelibert sits behind Tyler Brockington of the United States and Stina Troest of Denmark.

The Southeast Region encompasses all schools in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Vaught is in his fifth overall season at CCU and first since returning to Conway after a six-year absence. Vaught coached at CCU from the fall of 2002 to the spring of 2006 before leaving for other pursuits. He returned to CCU this past fall and his impact was immediate.

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