Nationally-acclaimed coach David Dumble has been hired as the Oregon State track & field program’s new throws coach, head coach Kelly Sullivan announced Friday.
Dumble comes to OSU from Arizona State, where he compiled an outstanding resume coaching the ASU throwers over the past 16 seasons. He coached his charges to more than 20 NCAA titles and numerous Pacific-10/12 Conference championships and All-American accolades.
Dumble was named the USTFCCA’s National Assistant coach of the Year five times. He coached at Virginia Tech for one season before taking the ASU job for the 2000-01 season.
Some of his protégées include four-time NCAA shot put champions Jordan Clark and Ryan Whiting; All-American shot putter Anna Jelmini; Team USA shot putter Sarah Stevens-Walker; All-American shot putter Jason Lewis; All-American discus thrower Cj Navarro; NCAA discus champion Jessica Pressley, and 2008 Olympian Jacquelyn Johnson.
“I hope to create another nice program of great throwers” Dumble said. “You have to have the right culture and develop kids.
“That speaks volumes to the next recruit, and then you start getting some of the top-caliber throwers in the country. Everything we need is here. We have the facilities, the staff support, so I’m excited to see what happens in the next couple years.”