NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee State track and field assistant coach Asha Gibson earned her USA Track & Field Level 1 Instructor certificate this summer allowing her to serve as a mentee instructor when USATF hosts a Level 1 coaching school at TSU on Nov. 14-15 for collegiate, high school and club coaches.
“It’s a great opportunity. It’s a coaching education opportunity that we can bring consistently to the region; to aid awareness and content knowledge of track and field,” Gibson said. “It’s not only coaching and professional development, but additionally it can be used as a recruiting tool, as many coaches will have the chance to preview our campus and community.”
Gibson, who is in her second season at TSU and eighth overall as a collegiate coach, earned her Level 1 Instructor certificate through a course at N.C. State during the summer. She also met the requirements put forth by USATF of having completed two areas of a Level 2 program (Sprint, Hurdles, Relays/Jumps), having at least five years of coaching experience and having coached an athlete to qualify for USATF or NCAA Nationals.
The two-day course at TSU will cover every detail of track and field and is a comprehensive overview of the different events.
Anywhere from 50-70 regional coaches are expected to be in attendance at the mid-November course to gain Level 1 status through USATF.