Jamaine Johnson joins WKU track and field staff

Cole Claybourn

WKU track and field coach Erik Jenkins announced earlier this week that he’s added Jamaine Gordon to the staff as an assistant coach.

Gordon previously spent four years at Union College, the last two as head coach.

“I am grateful and excited to have this opportunity to contribute to the Western Kentucky University track and field programs,” Gordon said in a press release. “I know I will make an immediate impact on continuing the excellence in the class room and on the track.”

Union’s men’s outdoor track and field team won the Appalachian Athletic Conference title in 2010 under Gordon. He coached two athletes to individual national titles that season in the 110-meter high hurdles and 4×100-meter relay.

Also in 2010, Gordon was named Appalachian Conference Coach of the Year for men’s and women’s outdoor teams.

Before becoming head coach at Union, Gordon was an assistant coach in charge of sprinters and jumpers.

“We are excited about Jamaine joining us here on the Hill,” Jenkins said. “Jamaine brings a lot of passion, creativity and excitement to a good situation here at Western Kentucky University. He is extremely passionate about the development of his student-athletes both academically and athletically.

“His coaching experiences and capabilities will enhance the high level of coaching expertise in the sprints, relays and horizontal jumps here at WKU.”