Aug. 8, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – Amy Deem, a three-time Big East Coach of the Year at the University of Miami (FL), has been named head women’s track and field coach at Clemson University. Athletic Director Bobby Robinson made the announcement Tuesday.
“We are delighted to have Amy join our staff. She has a solid proven background as a head women’s track and field coach at the Division I level, and Clemson is looking forward to a long and successful future with her,” Robinson said.
Deem becomes the fifth women’s track coach since the program’s inaugural season in 1986. She takes over an indoor and outdoor program that saw five athletes receive All-ACC honors in 2000. Clemson won the ACC Outdoor Championship in 1999.
Deem comes to Clemson after serving as the Miami (FL) head women’s track and cross country coach since 1990. Prior to being appointed as the head women’s coach, she served as the assistant track coach from 1988-1990. Deem got her start in coaching at her alma mater, Ohio University, where she served as the track and cross country graduate assistant in 1988.
At the University of Miami, Deem coached six NCAA Division I Individual National Champions and saw 31 of her athletes receive NCAA Division I All-American accolades. She was named the USA Track and Field Florida Coach of the Year in 1998.
Deem has coached a 1992 Olympic Games semi-finalist in the 100m hurdles and coached the 100m hurdles 1991 and 1993 World Junior Champion. Deem is certified Level III by USA Track and Field, and serves as the curriculum chair for sprints and hurdles coaches education for USA Track and Field. She has also served as president of the Big East Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and has been a NCAA Track and Field District Representative.
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