Whitney Fountain's myriad of experience spoke volumes to Tennessee Tech head coach Wayne Angel. Fountain had tremendous athletic success during her collegiate running days at Clemson University where she helped the Tigers mix it up in the ACC and on the national scene. Fountain was also a member of the Clemson coaching staff, that has risen to one of the premier track and field programs in the country.
To Angel, Fountain felt like the ideal candidate to add to the coaching staff to strengthen the Golden Eagles Cross Country and Track and Field programs. On June 4, Angel announced the hiring of Whitney Fountain as the assistant Cross Country and Track and Field coach. Fountain will assist Angel in coaching both men's and women's cross country teams as well as the field events in track and field.
"We're very excited to have Whitney on board,"head coach Wayne Angel said. "When I was searching for a coach, I was looking for someone who had division one experience, as well as someone who is committed, talented and passionate. I wanted someone with integrity and drive. Whitney certainly fit the bill. She has a unique skillset, which I believe will give our student athletes and our coaching staff a reliable set of resources to utilize. Her background and experience will help us to be more successful in the future."
Fountain had a highly decorated career while at Clemson. She was a two-time All-American and a six-time All-ACC honoree. She won the Heptathlon as well as the Pentathlon at the ACC championships. In high school, she was the New York State record holder in the Pentathlon, Heptathlon and the indoor 200 meter.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT WHITNEY FOUNTAIN:
"Whitney Fountain is a cornerstone of the future in women's coaching and athletics. She blends a rare combination of high level experience as an athlete and first rate coaching knowledge. She will be a great asset to Tennessee Tech and to the cross country and track & field programs."
2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist
Assistant Coach Purdue University
Coach Lawrence "Boogie" Johnson
2016 Olympic Coach
Assistant Coach California State Northridge
"Whitney Fountain is what a true student-athlete represents in our NCAA system. She graduated early and was a top NCAA performer while at Clemson. She is and was a great talent to have. She has a true grasp of the sport of track and field and cross country. Whitney will be a great addition to Tennessee Tech and the athletic department".
Director of Track and Field and Cross Country
Head Coach for Guyana 2004 Olympics
Fountain, a native of Bronx, New York, graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in sociology.