Thompson tabbed as new track and field coach

BREVARD, N.C. – Athletic Director Juan Mascaro has named Randy Thompson the next Head Coach of Brevard College’s track program.

“I am thrilled to be given this opportunity,” Thompson said. “Track and field has always been a passion of mine. I think I can contribute a lot to the program, and look forward to meeting the student-athletes and helping them throughout the season.”

“Randy has been a great asset for our football team since his arrival on staff,” said Athletic Director Juan Mascaro. “He is a natural fit for this position, and with a facility like the Frank Patton Track on campus he has the tools to take this program in the right direction.”

Thompson began his coaching career at North Gaston High School and later moved to Ashbrook High School, where he worked with both the track and field and football programs. He joined Brevard’s football coaching staff in 2014 after stints at Greensboro College and fellow South Atlantic Conference member Lenoir-Rhyne.

Thompson graduated from Western Carolina in 2004 after a career as a dual-sport athlete, spending a year on the track and field team competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. He also spent four years on the Catamounts’ football team.

“When I got an opportunity to coach football at the college level I had to put my track and field pursuit on pause,” Thompson said. “I’ve always wanted to get back to coaching track and field and at this point in my career I am ready to coach both at this level.”

Josh Mower will remain on staff in his current role of Distance Coach. The 2014 Brevard graduate has spent the last year in the position, overseeing the team’s distance events as well as the Tornados’ cross country program.

“I think it’s great that Mower is going to stay on,” explained Thompson. “He has gained a lot of knowledge in his young coaching career and the experience he has gained along the way is priceless. He is a familiar face for the student-athletes and helps bridge the gap for them. He did a tremendous job keeping both this program and cross country afloat after Norm Witek resigned and I look forward to working with him.”

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