Dumble Named National Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

June 24, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Arizona State’s David Dumble as the 2010 National Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year for outdoor track & field in Division I as voted by the nation’s coaches. Dumble, the Sun Devils’ throws coach, guided senior Ryan Whiting to NCAA titles in the shot put and discus at this year’s national outdoor championships.

Whiting, the USTFCCCA Co-National Field Athlete of the Year, won his second-straight and fifth overall NCAA title with the shot during the outdoor season, adding also a national crown with the discus. Pairing the two, Whiting became the eighth man to produce national crowns in both events and the first since SMU’s Janus Robberts in 2002. With the accomplishment, Whiting joins a club that includes the likes of John Godina, John Brenner, and Randy Matson.

Whiting never lost to a collegian during the season in seven competitions and notched throws of over 69-8¾ (21.25m) in each of them. In fact, Whiting notched an all-time collegiate best 10 competitions of over 70 feet in his career, five of which came during the 2010 outdoor season. In the NCAA Championships final, Whiting had three throws over 71 feet, including his final toss of 72-1 (21.97m) – a measure that was just three centimeters shy of John Godina’s 1995 collegiate record. All told, Whiting tallied the second-, tenth-, and 13th-best all-time best throws in the collegiate ranks in the single NCAA competition.

Dumble’s ASU throws crew also notched three of the top eight spots in the shot put as Whiting’s winning performance was combined with Jordan Clarke’s fifth-place showing and Jason Lewis’ seventh-place finish. Lewis also placed seventh in the discus and earned USTFCCCA All-America honors in the hammer throw. The trio of Whiting, Clarke, and Lewis swept the top three spots at the Pac-10 Championships in the shot put.

Dumble is in his eighth year at Arizona State and has now won his fifth National Assistant Coach of the Year award, combining indoor and outdoor seasons and men’s and women’s award honors.

Past National Men’s Assistant Coaches of the Year:

2010: David Dumble, Arizona State
2009: Jim VanHootegem, Texas A&M
2008: Jerry Clayton, Auburn
2006: Paul Ereng, UTEP (distance)
Mario Santegna, Texas (jumps/combined events)
Scott Hall, Wake Forest (sprints/hurdles)
Greg Jack, Virginia Tech (throws)

USTFCCCA 2010 National Award Winners, Division I, Outdoor Track & Field

MEN
National Track Athlete of the Year: Andrew Wheating, Oregon
National Field Athletes of the Year: Ashton Eaton, Oregon / Ryan Whiting, Arizona State
National Assistant Coach of the Year: David Dumble, Arizona State
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WOMEN
National Track Athlete of the Year: Lisa Koll, Iowa State
National Field Athlete of the Year: Brianne Theisen, Oregon
National Assistant Coach of the Year: Vince Anderson, Texas A&M
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