T&F's Alrick Munroe named asst. coach
Alrick Munroe, a former Baltimore Sun Coach of the Year and an expert sprint coach who has assisted numerous high school athletes in earning NCAA track and field scholarships, was hired as an assistant track coach prior to the 2013-14 season.
Munroe comes to The Mesa after working as an assistant track and field coach and athletic facility director at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md., for 13 seasons. At the high school, Munroe helped lead the team to 21 Maryland track and field Independent Schools State Championships, while coaching over 50 high school All-Americans and eight high school national champions in sprints, hurdles, jumps and relays. His former athletes at McDonogh include Autumne Franklin, a four-year letterwinner at Harvard who competed in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials (6th, 400H) and the 2017 USATF Championships (12th, 400H), and Darius Hayward, who was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft and played for Oakland, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.
As an athlete at Wayland University, Munroe won seven individual NAIA National Championship titles in sprints and jumps, was the NAIA indoor and outdoor MVP in the same academic year and a two-time Academic All-American in track and field. He also served in the United States Navy for eight years.