Jamaican Nadia Alexander-Pompey selected as mentor for United States Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association Female Mentorship Program

By Sports Desk October 11, 2022
Nadia Alexander-Pompey Nadia Alexander-Pompey

Lindenwood director of cross country/track and field Nadia Alexander-Pompey has been selected to join the United States Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Female Coaching Mentorship Program as a mentor.

 "I am excited to serve as a mentor for the USTFCCCA Female Coaches Mentorship program for the third consecutive year," said Alexander-Pompey.  

"Serving as a mentor is one of my professional passions. It's something that I wish our sport had more of when I first entered the profession.  Increasing women coaches in track and field is very important as well as retaining the women coaches already in the industry.  Throughout my career I have been blessed with incredible mentors and mentees since my involvement in the Coaches Mentorship program, and I am truly honored to do my part in mentoring young coaches."
 
The Female Mentorship Program, which was established in 2018, is designed to increase the representation, depth of knowledge and advancement of female coaches in the field of cross country and track & field coaching at every level. The program aims to advance the depth of female coaching experience by pairing individuals up with a 1:1 year-round mentorship with a senior coach in order to develop a holistic self-reflection and emotionally supported environment.
 
Alexander-Pompey, who attended The Manning's School and St. Hugh's High in Jamaica, began her tenure as the head coach of the men's and women's track & field and cross-country program in August of 2022. She earned her bachelors of general study with a concentration in social science from Louisiana Tech in 2009.  She finished her masters of sport management, health, physical education, and recreation from Virginia State in 2012.

Prior to her coaching career, Alexander-Pompey was a member of the Louisiana Tech Women's Track and Field Team where she was a three-time Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Champion. She currently holds both the indoor (16.34m) and outdoor (16.68m) women's shot-put records.

Alexander-Pompey has also competed internationally, participating in the 2010 Commonwealth Games while representing her home country of Jamaica. She also competed in the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2010 and the Pan American Games in 2007.


 

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