Events begin at 4 p.m. ET
OSU hosts Buckeye Classic Friday at French Field House
Brown to work with sprinters and hurdles, Muffet Duncan set to guide Buckeye throwers
Richard Jones will coach sprints and Jackie Ulm will coach throws
Former Buckeye great Joel Brown is in his second season as an assistant coach at Ohio State, where he works with the men's and women's sprinters and hurdlers and serves as one of the program’s recruiting coordinators.
A former professional runner for Adidas, Brown spent nine years ranked among the Top 15 athletes in the world in the 60-meter hurdles. As the U.S. indoor champion in the 60 hurdles in 2005, Brown placed sixth in the event at the 2005 World Championships. He is a two-time U.S. bronze medalist and was a member of a world-record shuttle hurdle relay at the 2008 Penn Relays with Aubrey Herring, David Oliver and Aries Merritt.
Brown was the 2004 NCAA Mideast regional champion in the 110-meter hurdles and a three-time Big Ten champion for the Buckeyes. He is the Ohio State-record holder in 110-meter hurdles (13.39) and a former record holder in the indoor 60-meter hurdles (7.77).
A native of Baltimore, Brown won three Maryland state titles in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. He held the Maryland state record in the 300 hurdles at the end of his scholastic career and was a national champion in the 60-meter hurdles. His efforts helped Woodlawn High School to indoor and outdoor state titles in 1998.
Brown Coaching Career