Richard Warren begins his second season as volunteer high jump assistant for the Ohio State men's track and field team.
Prior to Ohio State, Warren coached at Southmont High School in Crawfordsville, Ind. While at Southmont, Warren gained national recognition while working with Jonathon Christensen who, under Warren's leadership, broke school, county, conference, sectional, and regional records on his way to being a two-time IATCCCA Indoor State Champion, two-time IHSAA State Outdoor Champion, and first-place finisher at 2011 Midwest Meet of Champions. Christensen finished the 2011 indoor season being ranked No. 1 in the nation with a leap of 2.20m (7-2.50). Along with Christensen, Warren guided three long jumpers to the IATCCCA indoor state track meet. During his seven year coaching career, Warren has coached three sectional champions in the high jump, as well as four high jump and five long jump regional qualifiers.
As a student-athlete, Warren competed at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind., and one season at Kansas State University. While at Bethel, Warren completed an undefeated freshmen season by winning the 2000 NAIA Outdoor National Championship in the high jump. During his collegiate career at Bethel, Warren was a NAIA national champion and two-time NCCAA national champion, as well as a two-time NAIA All-American, four-time NCCAA All-American, and two-time MCC conference champion. Warren still holds the Bethel College school record in the high jump.
A native of Argos, Ind., Warren is a USATF Level I Certified Coach.