Jeff McAuley Named Assistant Track and Field Coach

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University Track and Field Head Coach Mike Maynard announced Tuesday, Nov. 6, the hiring of Jeff McAuley as an assistant coach in charge of the men’s and women’s sprints and hurdles. 


“This hire is an indication that our program has reached a high level of recognition,’ said Maynard. “The opportunity to attract someone of Coach McAuley’s stature to our program, and the positive impact that will have on our student-athletes is tremendous.”


A respected veteran of track and field coaching, McAuley comes to Boise State after previous stints at the University of South Carolina, Penn State, and Cal-State Northridge, over the last 12 years where he has developed a reputation as one of the finest sprints and hurdles coaches in the nation.


“I am excited to be at Boise State and look forward to helping build the track and field program into one of the best in the country,” said McAuley. “I am confident that Boise State offers a fantastic student-athlete experience and has track and field facilities that rival the best in the country.”


McAuley has helped coach numerous conference championship teams in the American West, Big Sky, Big West, Big Ten, and the Southeastern Conference. In his most recent stint, at the South Carolina, he assisted the women’s team to an SEC Championship (2005), two NCAA East Regional Championships, and three top five NCAA finishes. During his tenure at South Carolina, he guided Amberly Nesbitt to the NCAA 100m championship, assisted Shalonda Solomon to three NCAA 200m titles, and developed world class sprinters Rodney Martin, and Leroy Dixon.  The sprinters under his tutelage also established seven school records and attained multiple All-American Honors.


McAuley has also coached on the professional level where he has coached the likes of Anjanette Kirkland (2001 World 60 & 100 hurdles champion), Shelia Burrell (1999 national heptathlon champion), Dominique Arnold (now the American record holder in the 110 hurdles) and Andre Ammons (National finalist at 400 meters).


McAuley earned a bachelors degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Northridge (2002).


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