CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston Director of Sport Performance Steve Bamel has announced the addition of Jarrod Burton as an Assistant Sports Performance Coach.
Burton's primary sport responsibilities will be men's basketball, baseball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's soccer and men's and women's cross country.
Burton most recently spent six months as a sports performance intern, working in the Sport Physiology and Performance Department at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.
In that position, Burton aided in the development of performance training programs and worked with bobsled, skeleton, luge and ski jumpers.
Prior to the USOTC, Burton was an accomplished DI track and field thrower at East Tennessee State University, where he holds school records in outdoor shot, hammer and weight. He also holds the school and conference record in indoor shot put (17.47m). In 2012, Burton qualified for the USA Indoor National Track and Field Championships and finished ninth-place in the weight throw.
"His combination of athletic success and coaching experience will allow him to be able to come in and contribute immediately to the Sports Performance Department at the College of Charleston," Bamel said."
Burton earned a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree in Exercise Science from ETSU with a minor in coaching. While at ETSU Burton did a coaching practicum with the strength and conditioning department and served as a volunteer throws coach for the ETSU track & field team.
"To be hired at the College of Charleston and have the opportunity to work with athletes that compete at the highest level is a tremendous honor," Burton said. "I am extremely excited to begin my professional career at the College of Charleston and aid in the development of these athletes as we continue to strive for excellence."