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Vicky Pounds

Position: Head Coach - Cross Country / Assistant Coach - Distance

Vicky Pounds enters in to her first season with the Tigers’ program, serving as the head coach for the cross country teams and as an assistant coach for the distance events on the track.

Before joining the Clemson staff, Pounds spent seven seasons with the University of Montana, serving as an assistant coach for the distance events and the men’s cross country program. Ahead of the 2016 season, she gained control of the women’s cross country program in addition to her other roles.

Before entering the coaching ranks, Pounds was a world-class middle-distance runner, representing Canada on the international stage. A native of Leduc, Alberta, Pounds was a 14-time All-American and six-time Southeastern Conference champion while representing the University of Alabama. Pounds has personal bests of 2:02.00 in the 800 meters and 4:11.78 in the 1500 meters. The two-time Canadian 800-meter national champion represented Canada in the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain.

Pounds and her husband, Jason, have two daughters, Madison and Morgan, and a son, Teigen.