Track Names Brewer Assistant Coach

Sept. 14, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas athletic department has announced the hiring of Elisha Brewer as assistant track and field coach. Brewer will join head coach Stanley Redwine’s staff and will direct the sprints and hurdles for the Jayhawks.

Brewer comes to KU from the University of Cincinnati where she served as assistant coach for the last three seasons, focusing on sprints and hurdles. In her time at Cincinnati, Brewer saw her athletes break all but one women’s sprint and hurdle school records and coached the men’s team to school records in the 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles.

Brewer graduated from Arkansas in 1998 with a degree in communications and served as a graduate assistant strength coach for the next two years while competing professionally as a Reebok-sponsored athlete. Earning her master’s degree in counselor education from Arkansas in May 2001, she served as an academic counselor for a year.

At Arkansas, Brewer had an outstanding college track career. Her senior year, she was named an All-American in the 55m dash and was the runner-up in the 100m hurdles at the SEC championships. She went on that year to finish fifth in the 100m hurdles at the USATF Championships.

Brewer becomes the second addition to Redwine’s staff this summer. In August Tom Hays was hired to coach vertical jumps at KU.