Ken Hunt joined Brown’s coaching staff in 2012 and coaches the men’s and women’s horizontal jumps, vertical jumps, and multi-events. Entering into just his second year, the Bears have made stellar improvements under Hunt’s direction as he has coached 12 All-Ivy athletes, 17 performers onto Brown University’s All-Time Top Ten list, 4 school records, and a 2012 NCAA Regional qualifier.
"Coach Hunt brings a wealth of experience with him, both as an athlete and a coach," says Director of Track and Field Tim Springfield. "He's a high-energy person and very technically minded."
Prior to Brown, Hunt spent the 2011-2012 season at LSU, having a hand in the team's NCAA National Outdoor Track Championship and 12 NCAA Individual Qualifiers. Prior to his year at LSU, Hunt coached the sprints, hurdles and jumps at Georgia Southern University. During the 2010 season, his event group won four individual titles and scored 163 of the team's 184 points at the Southern Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships. He coached Lynndsey Hyter, who achieved Southern Conference history as the first woman to win the Indoor Pentathlon three straight times as well as three times. Hyter recorded the second-highest point total in the championships. Every student-athletes who compete in jumps recorded personal bests during the 2010-2011 indoor season. As a result, Hunt was a finalist for the 2010 NCAA Southeastern Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
Prior to his time at Georgia Southern, Hunt coached at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where his athletes set SIUE records in the pentathlon, long jump and pole vault. Hunt was also an assistant track and field coach at Marquette University. During his two years with the Golden Eagles, Hunt coached 10 Big East qualifiers and 4 NCAA Regional qualifiers.
Prior to his career in college coaching, Hunt led the track program at Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his four years as head coach at Rufus King, Hunt coached 100 all-conference athletes, 20 state champions and 15 all-state athletes. He built the team from an initial roster of 45 to more than 150 participants.
Hunt started his collegiate competition with the University of Wisconsin before finishing up at UW-Milwaukee. Hunt finished his collegiate competition having set the University and the Horizon League indoor and outdoor triple jump records.
Hunt has a bachelor's degree from UW-Milwaukee in History and a USATF Level 2 coaching certificate for jumps.
Present – Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach (Vol)
Georgia Southern University
Southern Illinois University
Records and Achievements at
4 School records
1 NCAA Regional Qualifier
12 All-Ivy League honors
17 University All-time Top Ten athletes