Men's Outdoor track Assistant Coach - Jumps
Scott Winsor, a Perrinton, Mich., native, is in his 15th year as Notre Dame[apos]s jumps and throws coach.
A 1987 graduate of Loras College, Winsor was a standout performer on the track squad, specializing in the jumping events. Prior to his arrival at Notre Dame, Winsor was a two-year varsity coach at Fulton High School in Middleton, Mich., and an assistant at his alma mater, Loras, for one season.
During his tenure at Notre Dame, Winsor has coached such athletes as five-time BIG EAST pole vault champion and 1999 indoor All-American Mike Brown, All-American Marshuan West (long jump) and NCAA high jump qualifier and IC4A champion Todd Herman. Winsor also guided Irish shot putter Mike Fleisch to the NCAA indoor championships in 1996, when he finished 13th.
Under Winsor, the first field athlete in Notre Dame women[apos]s track and field history qualified for the NCAA indoor championships in 1997 as Jennifer Engelhardt earned All-America honors with her ninth-place finish in the high jump. Engelhardt repeated her All-America performance by placing 12th in the indoor high jump at the 1999 NCAA championships, while becoming the first Notre Dame women?s high jumper to clear the six-foot barrier.
Winsor guided Engelhardt back to the NCAAs in 2000 when she earned All-America accolades for the third time ? becoming the first Notre Dame woman to accomplish that feat. Also, Engelhardt finished tied for seventh at 2000 Olympic Trials. Current junior Tameisha King also qualified for the NCAA outdoor championships and earned All-America status in the long jump.
More recently, Winsor has helped pole vaulter Jaime Volkmer increase the school record each season, while also setting records in the triple jump. Volleyball standout Emily Loomis, who joined the team briefly for the BIG EAST Championships last season, earned all-BIG EAST honors under Winsor[apos]s guidance.
Winsor[apos]s development of Notre Dame[apos]s field athletes paid dividends in 2002, when the Irish women[apos]s track and field team captured its first BIG EAST Championship at the league indoor meet. Winsor and the entire Irish staff earned the BIG EAST women[apos]s indoor coaching staff of the year award.
The Notre Dame field group athletes continue to establish themselves nationally. Over the last four years Irish student-athletes and earned All-America honors seven times, and two-time long jump All-American Tameisha King returns as a senior in 2003.