Courtesy: Colorado State Athletics
Cawley Takes Over Idaho Track
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 07/07/2014
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MOSCOW, Idaho—Tim Cawley, an 11-year assistant track and field coach at Colorado State University, was hired Monday as the new Director of Track and Field and Cross Country, Director of Athletics Rob Spear announced.

Cawley, 38, arrives at Idaho with 15 years of collegiate coaching experience. In addition to his collegiate experience, he has spent time on the international level coaching Olympian Janay DeLoach. DeLoach won an Olympic bronze medal at London Games in the long jump. 

“We are very fortunate to have attracted Tim Cawley to lead our track and field and cross country programs,” Spear said. “Track and field is a very technical sport. Tim is known as one the best technical coaches in the entire country and has coached athletes at the highest level.  As we transition into a much stronger track and field and cross country conference it was important to hire an experienced coach to lead our program.”

Cawely spent the last 11 seasons at Colorado State where he was responsible for the multi-events as well as the horizontal jumps and the pole vault. While at CSU, Cawley coached eight All-American performances, 23 NCAA Championship qualifiers, 17 conference champions and several NCAA Regional qualifiers. His last two season in Fort Collins were spent as the head assistant coach, acting as a resource to the other assistant and volunteer coaches.

“My wife, Cathleen, and I are extremely excited for this opportunity,” Cawley stated. “We are excited to be Vandals and are looking forward to getting to work with a great group of student-athletes.”

During the 2012 season Cawley was awarded the Order of Ikkos Medal for coaching DeLoach to her Olympic Bronze Medal. More recently, DeLoach won the silver medal in the 60m hurdles at the 2014 USA Indoor Championships and placed fifth in the 60m hurdles at the 2014 International Association of Athletes Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

“Idaho has great appeal with fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities,” Cawley commented. “Meeting with Dr. Spear and everyone else involved in the hiring process there is a clear sense of desire to continue to push and grow the track and field and cross country programs. I feel that there is great potential for continued success as we take Idaho into the Big Sky Conference.”

Cawley earned his degree in art education from the University of Wyoming, where he competed in the jumps and was on the 4x100m relay team. At the NCAA Championships, he earned All-American honors in 1998 in the long jump and also competed in the triple jump. In 2008 he finished in the top ten at the USA Indoor Championships in the triple jump. 

Prior to Colorado State, Cawley was an assistant at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During his stint with the Panthers Cawley oversaw sprints, hurdles, jumps, pole vault, javelin, hammer and assisted in the day-to-day operations of the program. In two seasons, Cawley coached 43 conference champions and 21 school records.

Cawley is also known in track communities for his development of a sprint sled to help runners in the starting blocks. The sled, now sold by Gill Athletics, is specifically designed to be pulled over the starting blocks, helping runners get into the correct positioning as they train.

After graduating from Wyoming, Cawley began his coaching career as a volunteer coach at Colorado School of Mines in 1999. From 1999-2000 he served as a graduate assistant at West Virginia, before being hired on at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  

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