NAVYSPORTS.COM - The Official Web Site of Naval Academy Varsity Athletics - Rory Quiller Bio
» «

11/28/2012

Navy Men's Indoor Track and Field Season Preview

Mids to open season on Saturday at Wesley A. Brown Field House

Rory Quiller enters his sixth year as the pole vault coach for the Navy Men's and Women's Track and Field teams.

In his time at the Academy, Navy pole vaulters have dominated the Patriot League Conference, sweeping the medal stand (first-third) on four occasions (men's indoor 2013, 2014, 2015; and women's indoor 2017) a feat no conference rival has been able to duplicate in recent years. The Navy pole vaulters finished first through fourth on three of those occasions, scoring 31 points in the 2014 men's indoor competition and 29.33 points in the 2017 women's indoor meet.

Under Quiller's tutelage, Class of 2015 graduate, Mark Vetere, won seven Patriot League pole vault titles, and broke the Outdoor Championship meet record (17'0, 5.18m), as well as set the program record in 2013 at the Penn Relays with a jump of 17'3.5 (5.27m). Vetere went on to set the indoor program record with a jump of 17'1.5 (5.23m) at the Army-Navy Star Meet in 2014.

Other notable vaulters in Quiller's tenure at the Academy include Amanda Graham (`15), a 2015 Patriot League Outdoor Champion with a height of 12'6 (3.80m); as well as Jiles Maness (`16), the 2014 Patriot League Indoor Champion and current program record holder in both indoor and outdoor, 17'2.5 (5.25m) and 17'4 (5.30m), respectively. Charlene Kearns (`18), a multiple conference champion, won the 2016 and 2017 Patriot League Outdoor Championship titles with a jump of 12'6 (3.80m) and 12'2 (3.70m), correspondingly. Rosemary Brinegar ('19) won the 2017 Patriot League Indoor title and cleared 12'8 (3.86m), while Jonathan Drablos ('17) was the winner of the 2017 League Outdoor title at 16'7 (5.05m).

Before joining the staff at Annapolis, Quiller served one year stints as the pole vault coach at both Colorado State University and Colorado School of Mines, while he trained for the 2012 US Olympic Trials in the pole vault. Quiller finished eighth in that competition, to compliment his 13th place finish at the 2008 US Olympic Trials. In his time as a post collegiate athlete, he competed nationally and internationally with notable finishes in the 2008 US Indoor Championships (2nd), and 2011 US Indoor Championships (3rd).

While at Binghamton University as a student athlete, Quiller was a three-time Division I All-American and a National Champion in the pole vault (2008), with an NCAA best jump that year of 18'6.5 (5.65m). After Quiller completed his Bachelor's degree at Binghamton University, he stayed with the Bearcats as a graduate assistant coach while completing his MBA in 2010.

Quiller was commissioned as a Human Resource Officer in the United States Navy in 2012 and served until the end of 2016. He currently works as an Instructor of Physical Disciplines at the Academy and resides in Annapolis with his wife Mandy, an accomplished pole vaulter herself, their daughter, Kira, and dog, Bronx.

The American Army Navy Ask the AD Fund For Athletic Excellence Blue and Gold Game Promotion Patriot League Network Patriot League Veterans Classic 2017 Scout Day
Patriot League The American Athletic Conference Corporate SPonsorship Opportunities