July 11, 2007
Providence, RI - Brown University assistant track & field coach Jerome Romain will be the head coach of the Dominica team at the upcoming Pan Am games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 13-29.
Romain, the assistant coach for jumps and multi-events at Brown, was a finalist in the 1996 Olympic Games for Dominica, 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 and earned five All-American honors at the University of Arkansas where he was the NCAA runner-up in the triple jump three times.
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, which is located in the Eastern Caribbean, 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.