Jim Garnham

Garnham Named Irish Track and Field Assistant Coach

Sept. 15, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Former Tulsa assistant Jim Garnham has joined the Notre Dame track and field staff in a similar position, head coach Joe Piane announced Monday.

“Jim is a fine young coach who comes into our program with boundless enthusiasm,” Piane said.

“It is an honor to be working for Coach Piane and Notre Dame,” Garnham said. “I am very excited about the situation here with the Irish.”

Garnham joins the Irish staff after a three-year stint as the field events coach at the University of Tulsa. During his tenure, he coached an NCAA qualifier in the shot put, a USATF Indoor shot put qualifier, 17 NCAA Mid-West Regional qualifiers, four Conference USA champions and 20 all-C-USA athletes. His student-athletes also set 18 school records at Tulsa.

Prior to Tulsa, Garnham served five years as an assistant track and field coach at the University at Buffalo, where he worked with multi-event athletes, javelin throwers and hurdlers. He coached a USATF Indoor heptathlon qualifier, a Canadian Olympic trials qualifier in the women’s heptathlon, two NCAA qualifiers, four NCAA East Regional qualifiers and five Mid-American Conference champions.

Garnham earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Kent State in 1998.