From Carnegie Mellon University Athletics
Head coach Gary Aldrich of the Carnegie Mellon University track and field teams has been selected as the U.S.A. Men's Throws Coach for the 2016 World Indoor Championships. The event will take place in Portland, Oregon, from March 17-20. This marks Aldrich's fourth coaching stint on the international stage.
"Once again U.S.A. Track and Field has given me this great opportunity to be a coach on my fourth international team. It is an incredible honor to be one of the coaches for such a prestigious team," said Aldrich. "This will be the first time the World Indoor Championships are back in the United States since the inaugural World Indoor Championships were held in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1987. Many of our elite, as well as the world's elite track and field athletes, will be competing in Portland as they prepare for this summer's Olympics."
This past summer, Aldrich coached the throwers at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada where the men achieved four medals. In July 2010, Aldrich served as the throws coach for the NACAC (North American, Central American, and Caribbean Athletic Association) Under 23 Team and in July 2012 he served as the throws coach for the United States at the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
"I look forward to working with our nation's top throwers," said Aldrich. "The opportunities to be on staff for Team USA, to meet, work with and be around the best athletes in the world competing and training at the highest level have and will continue to help me develop as a coach. This experience and time being part of this team will allow me to share and continue the growth of the Tartan track and field program. I hope I serve as an example for our current and future student-athletes that you can obtain your goals and be honored while at Carnegie Mellon University."
"Gary has established a reputation as one of the preeminent throws coaches in the country," said Director of Athletics Josh Centor. "He will bring great knowledge and expertise to his role on the national team staff – something our track and field student-athletes at Carnegie Mellon have the privilege to experience every day."
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