Campbell Promoted to Associate Head Coach of Track and Field
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy men’s track and field assistant coach Chris Campbell has been promoted to associate head coach, as announced by Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk on Thursday afternoon. Campbell has served as an assistant coach for the Midshipmen since 2008, working primarily with the throwers.
“I am pleased for Chris and grateful to him for his many years of tireless support of men's track and field at the Academy,” Gladchuk said. “Our new Director of Men's and Women's Track and Field, Jamie Cook, considers Chris a seasoned and highly valuable member of the staff. I am certain both Chris and Jamie will complement each other's coaching styles in a manner that will bring significant benefit toward the advancement of our program.”
Campbell was a four-year letterwinner on the Midshipmen track & field team, graduating from the Naval Academy in 1989. A javelin thrower and former school record holder, he was elected team captain his senior year. Upon graduation, Campbell was assigned to the San Diego-based naval warship, USS COPELAND, which completed CARAT operations during Desert Storm and counter-narcotic operations off the coast of Central America in 1993.
He completed his military obligation as an Operations Officer at Naval Station Annapolis and achieved the rank of Lieutenant before resigning from the Navy in 1995. While completing his military obligation, he served as a volunteer coach at Navy while completing an M.S. in Education at Johns Hopkins University.
In addition to his work at Navy, Campbell has also served as an assistant coach at Ball State, Fresno State and Michigan State. He has mentored NCAA All-Americans, junior national All-Americans, NCAA regional and championship qualifiers, conference champions and Olympic Trials participants.