Whitney Fountain joins Tennessee Tech family

Whitney Fountain joins Tennessee Tech family

 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.

"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to join the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle family and thankful that coach Angel and his staff think that I am the right fit to help coach to team to the next level," remarked Fountain.

"Looking at her background at Clemson, when you're in the ACC, you're competing for championships on a very high level," Angel continued. "Scoring team points is very important and Whitney has that background and experience to share with us. After the interview I was convinced that she could help us move the program northward, not only athletically but also academically. Whitney's career at Clemson and her team experience there was very appealing to me."
 

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." 

Chris Huffins
2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist
Assistant Coach Purdue University

"Whitney is an amazing young lady with high drive, character and integrity. She will be an asset to your program in many ways. Whitney is a world class person with all the prerequisites to be a world class coach. Great hire."

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".

Mark Elliott
Director of Track and Field and Cross Country
Clemson University
Head Coach for Guyana 2004 Olympics


Fountain, a native of Bronx, New York, graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in sociology.