Friday, May 17, 2013

St Thomas Assistant Coach Erik Diley Named USTFCCCA Assistant Coach of Year

Erik Diley
St. Thomas assistant coach Erik Diley was named USTFCCCA Men's Assistant Coach of the Year for 2013.  His resume is listed as: "Diley is a former multiple All-American and MIAC champ while competing for St. John’s. The Prescott, WI, native, is finishing his fourth season with the Tommies.

"Since he joined the St. Thomas program and began coaching male and female jumpers and multi-event athletes, UST has won all eight MIAC women’s team titles and seven of the eight men’s crowns. With Diley’s guidance, St. Thomas has produced multiple All-MIAC selections, conference champions and national qualifiers from the horizontal jumps and the multi-events. 

"In 2013 alone, St. Thomas had six conference champions in the horizontal jumps and multi-events, Eyo Ekpo (indoor triple jump, indoor long jump), Emily VanHeel (indoor triple jump, outdoor triple jump), Gavin Yseth (heptathlon), and Maxwell Dunne (decathlon). All of these athletes went on to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Eyo Ekpo was the national runner-up in the triple jump with a distance of 15.29m (50-2).  Ekpo, Van Heel, Dunne and Yseth are expected to compete in next week’s national meet."

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