Jim Garnham, seen here instructing a Purdue athlete, will coach at Texas during the 2020-21 school year. (Photo courtesy of Purdue Athletics)

BEVO BEAT Track & Field

With arrival of Purdue’s Jim Garnham, Texas fills out its track and field program’s coaching staff

Posted June 29th, 2020

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Texas announced on Monday that Jim Garnham will join the university’s track and field team as an assistant coach.

Garnham will coach the vertical jumps and combined events at Texas. He replaces Matthew McGee, who was not retained after two years in Austin.

Garnham spent the past two years at Purdue. In addition to a decade-long stint at Notre Dame, Garnham has also coached at Tulsa and Buffalo. Graham coached 16 All-Americans at Purdue and Notre Dame. He was named the 2019 USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year.

“He has a tremendous record of developing All-Americans, conference champions and record-breaking performers everywhere he has been,” UT head coach head coach Edrick Floréal said in a press release. “I’m excited to watch him develop, educate and grow our student-athletes into leaders.”

Among the athletes that Garnham will get to work with at Texas is Leo Neugebauer. As a freshman, Neugebauer won the Big 12’s indoor heptathlon title.

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