Gavin O'Neal Joins Cross Country, Track and Field Staffs
Gavin O'Neal

Sept. 13, 2013

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State athletics and head coach Corey Ihmels have completed the cross country and track and field programs’ staff with the addition of Gavin O’Neal. O’Neal will begin with the Broncos as an assistant track and field coach overseeing the sprints and jumps coach, Sept. 16, 2013.

O’Neal comes to Boise State after one season at the University of Miami, where he was an assistant track and field coach. There he produced 14 Atlantic Coast Conference scorers, three NCAA Regional qualifiers, one indoor and one outdoor NCAA National qualifier and one USA Junior National qualifier. In addition, his athletes earned two NCAA second-team All-American nods in the 2013 season.

Prior to Miami, O’Neal served as the associate head track and field coach at Columbia University from 2010-2012, while also holding the title of assistant track and field coach from 2006-2010. There he coached five NCAA All-American, nine NCAA National qualifier, 22 NCAA Regional qualifiers, two USA Olympic Trials qualifiers and one French Olympian. In addition to his student-athletes’ individual successes, he guided the Lions to a 2012 Women’s Ivy League Team Championship, the first team championship in program history. In 2010 and 2011, O’Neal was selected as the USTFCCCA Northeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.

From 2005-2005, O’Neal served as the assistant track and field coach and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. There he helped his women’s team to two second-place finishes at the NCAA Division III National Track & Field Championships, as well as one fourth-place finish for the men. He also had seven NCAA All-American and 10 NCAA qualifiers for the Eph’s.

O’Neal began his collegiate coaching at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, serving as the assistant men’s cross country and track and field coach from 1999-2000. He took over the cross country program while keeping the assistant track and field coach title from 2000-2002.

O’Neal received two Bachelor of Science degrees in exercise physiology and sports administration from Ohio University in 1999. He continued on to earn his Master of Arts in sports administration from Kent State University in 2004. O’Neal also holds a USA Track and Field Level II Coaching certification and a National Strength & Conditioning Association certification. 

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