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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation

Laurie McElroy Named Associate Head Track & Field Coach

CHICAGO -- University of Chicago Director of Athletics Tom Weingartner has announced that Laurie McElroy has been appointed associate head track & field coach.

McElroy joins Head Coach Chris Hall's staff after serving nine years as an assistant coach at the University of North Texas, where she coached pole vault, high jump, long and triple jump, and combined events. 

During her tenure at North Texas, McElroy coached multiple NCAA Division I qualifiers -- including an All-American triple jumper -- as well as 25 conference champions and 14 school record holders.

Prior to her arrival at North Texas, McElroy was an assistant coach at Western Illinois University (2000-01) and Southwest Texas State University (1999).

McElroy earned a bachelor of science in kinesiology (1997) and a master of education with a specialization in exercise science and sports nutrition (1999) from the University of Texas.