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M/W Track & Field Hires Assistant Coach: Craig Gillaspy

M/W Track & Field Hires Assistant Coach: Craig Gillaspy

SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind.  Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College athletic director Deanna Bradley announced that Craig Gillaspy has been named Assistant Coach of the Men's and Women's Track & Field teams. Gillaspy will work primarily with the Pomeroys jumpers.

Head coach Zach Whitkanack is more than eager for Craig to begin with the teams, "I am thrilled that Coach Gillaspy is joining the SWMC Track and Field coaching staff. He has a ton of experience as a coach and former collegiate student-athlete". "Coach Gillaspy also has a background in sports performance which will benefit the entire program" stated Whitkanck.

Gillaspy was a three-sport student-athlete at Crothersville High School (Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field). At Crothersvillehe earned 11 varsity letters while he was High Point Scorer for two seasons straight. With his passion for athleticshe developed a love for sports performance and training, which encouraged him to study Exercise Science in college.

Upon graduating from CHShe earned a Track & Field scholarship to NCAA Divison II, University of Indianapolis. As a Greyhound, Gillaspy was one of the best in both the high jump and long jump field events. In this role, he achieved varsity letters for two years. By his junior year, Gillaspy transferred to Indiana State University and hung up his track & field cleats to focus on Exercise Science. In 1999, he graduated from ISU with his Bachelors in Exercise Science.

Previously, he was the Head Coach for the Track & Field team at Terre Haute North High School. He served as the Assistant Cross Country Coach for the Patriots as well. With over 11 years of coaching, Gillaspy will bring a great deal of knowledge to The Woods.

Currently, Craig works at Union Health in downtown Terre Haute. He is a Sports Performance & Fitness Specialist training a variety of numerous student-athletes in the Wabash Valley.

Gillaspy was born in Crothersville, Indiana, on September 11, 1973. He resides in West Terre Haute, Indiana, with his wife Rayetta and two children.

Interested in becoming an SMWC track and field student-athlete? Fill out this form to receive more information.


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