Events set for 5:00 p.m. ET
Richard Jones will coach sprints and Jackie Ulm will coach throws
Photos by Jay LaPrete
Richard Jones is in her second seasonas a volunteer assistant coach with the Buckeyes after spending 10 years as a head coach at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio. AtHartley his team rewrote the state records in all sprint events in Division II. Over a four year stretch, the team was either state champion (2009, 2011) or state runners-up (2008, 2010). His team was consistently ranked as one of the top teams in the state and several athletes and relays were nationally ranked. In 2010 he coached his first national championship team in the girls 4x200m.
Competing for the Buckeyes from 1992-1996, Jones was a multiple Big Ten champion, All-American, and national champion in 1993 (4x400m). From 1996-2001, he was a volunteer coach for the Buckeyes while training to compete for his native country of Guyana, who he represented in the 1996 Olympics running the 400m and 4x400m relay.