Kittley Names Keith Herston New Assistant Coach for Jumps and Multis

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech Director of Track & Area/Cross Region Wes Kittley introduced Tuesday his naming

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech Director of Track & Area/Cross Region Wes Kittley introduced Tuesday his naming of Keith Herston the new assistant coach for his program’s jumps and multis groups. 
“Keith Herston has dominated the ACC jumps in excess of the earlier number of many years,” stated Kittley of the newest member of his staff members. “He has demonstrated himself to be 1 of the premier coaches in the NCAA. Not only is he a fantastic mentor, he is a large in shape for our system. He will continue to guide our men’s and women’s horizontal, vertical and multis packages to a very high degree. I am thrilled to welcome him, his spouse, Tina, and daughter, Callie, to our Crimson Raider relatives.”

“First, I would like to thank Mentor Wes Kittley for this possibility to sign up for this kind of an astounding team and athletic section,” reported Herston. “It is a genuine honor and I glance forward to contributing to furthering their pursuit of excellence and bringing in talented student-athletes that imagine in the eyesight of the software. It is a dream to be back in the great condition of Texas.”
He concluded, stating, “I also want to use this chance to thank the administration and team at Florida Point out. I want to specifically thank Head Coach Braman for the chance and for serving to me build more than the last 4 a long time into the coach I am. It will be a time I will always bear in mind.”
In just 4 years at Florida Condition, Herston’s athletes have compiled 11 All-The us honors, nine specific ACC titles and about 50 All-ACC performances. In addition, his Seminoles have released an assault on the program’s elite prime-10 all-time efficiency leaderboards. 
Throughout his younger however achieved career, Herston has coached 3 Olympians, two Earth Championship finalists, a person NCAA Winner and 38 All-Individuals. His athletes have established 24 college documents and recorded 3 NCAA leading-10 all-time performances. He has coached Jogaile Petrokaite to three Lithuanian long soar championships and the Latvian nationwide winner. Ruta Lasmane received the Latvian title in the triple jump this yr. 
Herston will provide as the assistant coach for men’s and women’s horizontal jumps at the 2021 Globe University Online games in China, which is being rescheduled to upcoming yr.  
Herston had just done his fourth time in Tallahassee right before agreeing to make the transfer to be a part of Kittley’s staff members in Lubbock. For the duration of his time there, his jumps, pole vault and multis teams were significant gamers in 6 ACC titles – 4 men’s titles and two women’s – claimed by the Seminoles. His jumpers served direct the Florida Condition men’s team to a sixth-position finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2019, and later on that 12 months his athletes created significant contributions to a women’s team that positioned 10th outdoors. 
Most not too long ago, his groups ended up liable for 37 of Florida State’s dominant 136 points at the 2021 ACC Out of doors Championships. Two of is men’s jumpers, Isaac Grimes and Jordan Wesner, would rating at previous month’s NCAA Out of doors Championships, with Grimes securing a silver medal though the men’s team put 10th. Freshman Ruta Lasmane’s fifth-spot end contributed to the women’s team’s 14th-position end. 
Prior to his arrival in Tallahassee, Herston was dependable for establishing 27 All-Us citizens, 38 specific convention champions and 21 school report-holders in 8 total-time seasons as an assistant with stops at Sam Houston Point out, Texas State and Miami (FL). He was a component of 6 conference championship teams, when also creating a pair of 2016 Olympic pole vaulters.
Herston has worked and learned along with some of the really greatest over the training course his coaching vocation, which started in earnest soon after graduating from Alabama in 2007, in which he was a stroll-on very long jumper. An SEC Tutorial Honor Roll choice, he acquired his undergraduate degree in human environmental science.
He joined the Auburn personnel as a volunteer assistant in 2008 even though pursuing his masters in kinesiology. There he worked along with Jerry Clayton, now the head coach at Michigan, assisting with the throws, jumps, combined activities, sprints and hurdles. Though at Auburn he earned his master’s of instruction in kinesiology.
Herston lists previous Texas Tech assistant and existing UCF head coach Dana Boone, as one particular of his mentors. He also cites the famous Auburn coach Ralph Spry, United states Monitor & Discipline jumps coach Jeremy Fischer and USTFCCCA Hall of Fame mentor Amy Deem at Miami.
A native of Greenhill, Ala., Herston retains USATF Degrees 1 and 2 certifications and is Get Network qualified.
He is and his wife, the former Tina Valenzuela, have been joined by their very first daughter, Callie, previous drop.