|Position:||Assistant Coach - Jumps & Multis|
Ken Hunt joined the Brown staff in 2012. Hunt coaches the horizontal and vertical jumping events and multi-events.
"Coach Hunt brings a wealth of experience with him, both as an athlete and a coach," says Interim Director of Track and Field Tim Springfield. "He's a high-energy person and very technically minded."
Hunt spent the 2011-2012 season at LSU, having a hand in the team's NCAA National Outdoor Track Championship and 12 NCAA Individual Qualifiers. Prior to his year at LSU, Hunt coached the sprints, hurdles and jumps at Georgia Southern University. During the 2010 season, his event group won four individual titles and scored 163 of the team's 184 points at the Southern Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships. As a result, Hunt was a finalist for the 2010 NCAA Southeastern Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
Prior to his time at Georgia Southern, Hunt coached at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where his athletes set SIUE records in the pentathlon, long jump and pole vault. Hunt was also an assistant track and field coach at Marquette University. During his two years with the Golden Eagles, Hunt coached 10 Big East qualifiers and 4 NCAA Regional qualifiers.
Prior to his career in college coaching, Hunt led the track program at Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his four years as head coach at Rufus King, Hunt coached 100 all-conference athletes, 20 state champions and 15 all-state athletes. He built the team from an initial roster of 45 to more than 150 participants.
Hunt competed collegiately for UW-Milwaukee, where he set the Horizon League indoor and outdoor triple jump records.
Hunt has a bachelor's degree from UW-Milwaukee in History and a USATF Level 2 coaching certificate for jumps. He lives with his wife LaTricea McClendon-Hunt in North Providence.