Brown University Assistant Track & Field Coach Jerome Romain
will be leaving Brown as he has accepted a job at the University of
Tennessee. Romain spent the last four seasons with the Bears as an
assistant for jumps and multi-events under Head Coach Craig
While coaching at Brown, Romain produced an All-American and six NCAA regional qualifiers, and also saw those athletes chart three school records and 23 different top-10 Brown field events performances. He also had the honor of coaching the track & field team for the Caribbean island of Dominica at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He also guided the country’s national team at the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil.
"I am very sad to be leaving Brown and the bound that I have formed with my athletes. I truly enjoyed working with the track staff. I have valued my association with Brown University and Brown University Athletics for the past four years and appreciate the opportunity given to me by the Director of Athletics, Mr. Michael Goldberger and Head Coach, Craig Lake. I am excited and looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead at the University of Tennessee. Coach Clark has assembled a great staff and I feel truly blessed to be part of that team."
Before arriving in Providence, Romain spent four years as a volunteer coach at the University of Wisconsin, where he produced six individual Big Ten champions and four NCAA qualifiers.
Romain was a five-time national champion at Blinn (Texas) Junior College and a five-time All-American at the University of Arkansas, where he was the NCAA runner-up in the triple jump on three occasions and served as team captain in 1995.
He earned his associates degree in science in 1993 from Blinn, a bachelor’s in kinesiology/athletic training from Arkansas in May of 1996, and a master’s in kinesiology/exercise science from UA in 2000.
In addition to his collegiate and international coaching experience, Romain was a finalist at the 1996 Olympic Games and a four-time World Championships finalist in the triple jump while competing for Dominica. In 1995, as the world’s fourth ranked triple jumper, he claimed a bronze medal at the World Championships and a silver at the Pan American Games.