Track & Field's Alrick Munroe Named Assistant Coach

Alrick Munroe has been named assistant coach at San Diego State.
Jan. 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State track and field head coach Shelia Burrell has announced that Alrick Munroe has been promoted to assistant coach.

Munroe, who joined the Aztec coaching staff in the 2013-14 season as a volunteer, will continue to coach the long sprints and long hurdles, and will add the 800-meter run to his duties.

A 21-year coaching veteran in the track and field ranks, Munroe has helped SDSU to a pair of Mountain West titles over his five years at San Diego State, including last year in Logan, Utah. Munroe coached Lisa-Anne Barrow last year to a second-place finish in the long jump at the MW Outdoor Championships and Barrow also ran a leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay. Under the direction of Burrell, Munroe has also assisted in coaching numerous Aztec All-Americans and school-record holders.

Munroe has experience training and coaching in the Jamaican sprinting system, as he was a Jamaican National Championships 100-meter finalist and an Olympic trials qualifier. He is an experienced speed and conditioning coach at all levels, including for women's lacrosse, NFL and professional baseball players.

Munroe originally came 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-Bey, 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 was named to Wayland Baptist's Hall of Honor in 2008.

He also served in the United States Navy for four years.

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