"Jerome brings both competitive experience and knowledge to the Brown coaching staff. He knows what it takes to succeed, and will help bring our program to the top of the league and onto the national scene. His background and knowledge are what every athlete would want in a coach. He is a phenomenal addition to our staff, and we are thrilled to have him here." said Craig Lake, Director of Cross Country and Track & Field. "I am really excited about the future of the program here at Brown. Being part of a new era in Brown's track history is definitely something that I will be looking forward to experiencing." said Romain.
Romain was a finalist in the 1996 Olympic Games, and a four-time World Championship finalist in the triple jump. In 1995, as the fourth ranked triple jumper in the world, he earned a bronze medal at the World Championships and a silver medal at the Pan-American Games. At the collegiate level, Romain was a five-time national champion at Blinn Junior College under coach Mark Napier and earned five All-American honors at the University of Arkansas where he was the NCAA runner-up in the triple jump three times. His personal bests include 26-71/4 in the long jump and 57-81/2 in the triple jump.
As an assistant coach at Wisconsin, Romain produced six individual Big Ten champions, and four NCAA qualifiers. Romain's athletes helped Wisconsin to four Big Ten titles during his tenure.
A native of Dominica, Romain graduated from Arkansas in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology/athletic training. He received his master's degree in kinesiology/exercise science from Arkansas in 2000.