Ohio Track and Field adds Champlin as assistant coach

ATHENS, OhioSteven Champlin was appointed assistant women’s track and field coach, as announced by the head coach Sarah Pease.

“We are delighted to welcome Steven to Athens. Steven’s experience as an All-American student-athlete in a highly competitive program at Texas Tech shows he knows what it takes to be great,” said Pease. “As a coach at Louisiana Tech, Steven has developed and coached successful athletes and I know he will quickly make an impact on our sprint/jump/hurdles squad.”

Champlin joins us from Louisiana Tech, where he recently completed his third season of both men’s and women’s athletics programs. Prior to LA Tech, Champlin was a volunteer coach at Northern Arizona University. Champlin works primarily with the team‘s sprinters and hurdlers, as well as relay and 400/800 combination runners.

“I’d like to… thank you Sarah Pease, Ryan O’Connor and Julia Cromer for the opportunity to lead the Ohio University women’s track team,” said Champlin. “I also want to thank my support team around me and my amazing fiancé.”

During Champlin’s time with the Bulldogs, he coached several athletes to top-eight finishes at Conference USA indoor and outdoor championships and helped them do PR. During the 2021 outdoor season, Champlin even saw an athlete in the NCAA East Regional.

Additionally, Champlin was assigned to recruiting, where he helped sign numerous standout high school athletes to advance the Louisiana Tech Track programs.

“I look forward to meeting the young women I have been appointed to coach and working with everyone in the athletics program to provide a great student-athlete experience for our young women,” said Champlin. “We are so lucky to be a part of the Bobcat family and I can’t wait to take care of it.”

The former Texas Tech star was named a First Team All-American Red Raider three times when he competed at Texas Tech in the 4×400-meter relay, 400-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 100-meter dash -run ran.

Champlin earned 10 first places at Lubbock and set personal bests in the 400 with a time of 45.01 and in the 200 with a time of 20.89. Overall, Champlin received 12 All-Big 12 honors and was the 2018 Big 12 Champion at the Texas Tech Indoors.

Champlin earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sports coaching from Texas Tech University in May 2018. He also earned a master’s degree in film and media studies from Arizona State University in August 2019.

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