AD announces new head T&F coach

Athletic Director Joel Smith announced the hiring of the new head track and field coach, Wednesday. The announcement comes two weeks after Brad Gamble, announced his resignation.

Riley Northrup, will fill the void left by Gamble. Coming off another competitive indoor and outdoor track season, Gamble, head track and field coach, resigned from the position, Aug. 4.

Northrup was previously an assistant at Ashland University, Ohio. He is also a former CSC athlete, attending from 2006-2010, and earning All-American honors in high jump. He has also coached at Gordon-Rushville High School, and volunteered as a coach for Glenrock High School, in Wyoming.

Northrup is inheriting a lot of talent, from returning athletes as well as the new recruits, which drew a lot of praise from Gamble.

Gamble accepted the head coaching position closer to his home town Eagle, Colorado, at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, replacing former Maverick head coach Brian Beeman.

Gamble took the reins in 2014, and in three seasons, has seen an ample amount of success, seven individual national titles, five second-place finishes, and the only national team trophy. At the  2017 Indoor National Championships, where the women’s team, led by Mel Herl, thrower of Eaton, Colorado, and Stachia Reuwsaat, of Black Hawk, South Dakota, earned the title. More than half of the school records were set during his tenure as head coach.

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