University of Washington assistant track and field coach Kelly Strong has been hired to be an assistant at Cal Poly, the school announced Friday.
Strong will join a staff directed by Mustangs head coach Mark Conover, who assumed the top job after a largely successful run coaching Cal Poly’s cross country program.
“Her ability in recruiting, aiding in daily operations of a program, along with her skill in helping the student-athlete find success have all been proven,” Conover said of Strong in a news release.
Strong had been an assistant at Washington for the past nine years, helping to guide the Huskies women’s squad to the 2008 national title in cross country.
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During the past two seasons, Washington captured a pair of Pac-10 Conference championships and had four Olympic Trial qualifiers.