Damion Drummond
Damion  Drummond

Position:
Graduate Assistant Coach

Alma Mater (YR):
UMES '06

Damion Drummond is in his second year as assistant Cross Country/Track and Field coach at UMES. Drummond's responsibilities include recruiting, track meet management, equipment, and team travel, as well as learning the administrative aspects of running a DI athletic program.

After previous mentoring by Coach Barrett, Drummond began his first season as a graduate assistant in 2006-07. Drummond helped guide the men's cross country team to a second place finish at the MEAC Championship during his first season. He then transferred the success into the indoor and outdoor track seasons as both the men and women's team finished second at the MEAC for a total five second place conference team finishes.

As a volunteer assistant, Drummond helped orchestrate one of the most amazing events in UMES track and field history. The 2005-06 women's 4x100m relay team (Danieth Pryce, Tanisha Wisdom, Cierra Layne and Shakira Robinson) broke the school record (44.61) every time they ran the event and won the 2006 MEAC Championship. The squad also set a new conference record, qualified for the 2006 NCAA East Regional meet, and went on to compete in the 2006 NCAA Championship in Sacramento, California.

The New York native graduated from UMES in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. He was a valuable asset to the Hawk track and field program for several years and accomplished the following during his undergrad track and field years:

* All-MEAC cross country honors (2002-2004).

* MEAC record holder in the 800m both indoors and outdoors (2002-2004).

* All-American NCAA-Regional Honors for placing in the top eight for the 800m.

* 4th place finish in the 2004 Jamaica Nationals and Olympic trails where he ran his personal best of 1:49.16 in the 800m.

* 3rd place finish in the 2005 Jamaica National championship.

* Participated in the 800m as a race pacer at the IAAF Visa Reebok Classics in 2005 and 2006 for his native country Jamaica.

* Member of the 2001 Indoor and Outdoor SEC championship team title at Tennessee.

* In 2000 set National scholastic record for 600M (1:18.80) fully automatic indoors.

* New York State, New York City and PSAL champion at 600M.

* Iron Horse honors.

* All- American High School 800M

* New York City, PSAL champion at 800M.

* 2000 Simplot Games Champion at 800M.

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