Track Assistants Hired

New track coach Caryl Smith Gilbert finally hired a couple assistant coaches. David Freeman, who was at TCU, is the women’s cross country and distance coach. Berry Shumpert, who spent last year at Purdue, is the jumps coach. The only holdover from the previous staff is throws coach Dan Lange.

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  • Trojan Hoarse

    So how much money are they being paid, Wolf???…we gots to know!

    • B.Miller

      HA!

  • L’Angelo Misterioso

    Here’s Freeman’s bio, unspectacular as it is. Shumpert’s is further down.

    David Freeman is in his second season with the Horned Frogs as assistant coach for track and cross country and director of operations.

    Freeman works with middle distance runners along with assisting cross country head coach Liz Wort with the cross country program.

    Freeman came to TCU after serving as a high school head coach and volunteer coach at the college level. He joins the Horned Frogs staff after serving as head coach at Freedom High School in Orlando, Fla. Prior to that, Freeman served as head track and field coach at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Ky. for two seasons, earning 2011 Area 6 Girl’s Track and Field Coach of the Year honors while leading the Commodores to a state runner-up finish in Class 3A.

    Freeman worked with the University of Florida track and field team as a volunteer assistant for three seasons and at his alma mater of Kentucky for one season.

    Shumpert’s got a better rep, I guess

    Berry Shumpert III came to Purdue after spending six years as the associate head men’s and women’s track and field coach at Coastal Carolina University.
    With Coastal Carolina, Shumpert helped lead the team to eight Big South Conference Championships. He was in charge of the sprints, jumps, and hurdles groups which produced between 60% and 80% of the team’s points at the conference meet during his tenure.

    Shumpert also coached the first student-athletes in Coastal Carolina history to NCAA National and Regional meets in the pole vault, long jump, triple jump, high jump, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, 100m and 200m dashes. For his efforts, Shumpert was named the 2008 NCAA South East Region Coach of the Year.

    Prior to his stint at Coastal Carolina, Shumpert was the assistant women’s track and field coach at the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Fla., for two years. There, he helped lead the team to four straight Atlantic Coast Conference team championships with back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006. With the Hurricanes, Shumpert was in charge of the jumps and multi-events group that set the conference and university records in the long jump, triple jump, and pentathlon. He also helped lead the team to a fifth place finish at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships with All-American performances in the long jump, triple jump, and pentathlon. One of his student-athletes, Tabia Charles, leapt 46’7″ in the triple jump under his direction which ranked among the top 10 marks in NCAA history. For his efforts at Miami, Shumpert was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2006.

    Shumpert also has experience coaching in the SEC as he was a volunteer assistant track and field coach for the University of Tennessee women’s program from 2001-04. There, he helped lead nine All-SEC performers.

    From 1999-2000, Shumpert was the head men’s and assistant women’s cross country and track and field coach at Radford University in Virginia. There, he coached four league champions, six All-Conference performers, and set 14 new university records. Shumpert also took Radford to new heights in terms of recruiting.

  • B.Miller

    Show more pictures of Caryl Smith Gilbert.. shes a babe!