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Tiger Track and Field Hires New Assistant

Aug. 3, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson head men’s track and field coach Bob Pollock announced today the hiring of Jarrett Foster as the Tigers’ new assistant coach.

Foster will work with the Clemson field event athletes. He has served as an assistant coach at Western Carolina the last three seasons, where he has been responsible for the throws, pole vault, high jump and multi-events. Over the three years, the Catamounts have amassed five Southern Conference team championships, three for the women’s team and two for the men.

Foster has coached one Junior National All-American, one NCAA provisional qualifier and three Southern Conference Freshmen of the Year. At Western Carolina he developed 28 Southern Conference individual champions, including two Southern Conference MVPs.

Foster lettered four years as a member of the Western Carolina track and field team and was chosen team captain and MVP his senior season. Foster earned his bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation management from Western Carolina in 1995 and completed his master’s degree in education at the school in 1997.

“I’ve had the opportunity to observe Jarrett in his coaching and his recruitment of athletes, and I have been very impressed with his coaching at Western Carolina,” said Pollock. “He is one of the bright, young coaches coming through the track and field profession that will add a great deal to our program. He is very knowledgeable of the field events, and I look forward to him working with our field event group.”