Jerome Romain came to Brown as an assistant coach of jumps and multi events in 2006 after spending four years as an assistant jumps coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In addition to successful coaching experience, Romain brings a wealth of international competitive experience at the highest levels to his position at Brown. Romain was a finalist in the 1996 Olympic Games, and a four-time World Championship finalist in the triple jump.
In 1995, as the fourth ranked triple jumper in the world, he earned a bronze medal at the World Championships and a silver medal at the Pan-American Games. At the collegiate level, Romain was a five-time national champion at Blinn Junior College under coach Mark Napier and earned five All-American honors at the University of Arkansas where he was the NCAA runner-up in the triple jump three times. His personal bests include 26-71/4 in the long jump and 57-81/2 in the triple jump. In his two years as an assistant coach at Brown, Romain has coached one All-American, five NCAA Regional Qualifiers, and also one athlete who holds the Ivy League's All-Time record in the triple jump. Romain was also selected to coach the Dominica National Team at the 2007 Pan-American Games in Brazil, and the Dominica Olympic Team in Beijing in 2008.
As an assistant coach at Wisconsin, Romain produced six individual Big Ten champions, and four NCAA qualifiers. Romain's athletes helped Wisconsin to four Big Ten titles during his tenure. A native of Dominica, Romain graduated from Arkansas in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology/athletic training. He received his master's degree in kinesiology/exercise science from Arkansas in 2000.