Garden City, KS-After serving two years as an assistant coach, Doug Marshall was named the Associate Head Coach for the men's and women's track teams at Garden City Community College.
"Doug Marshall will help to divide and conquer the demands of these programs," athletic director John Green said in a statement. "He has strong recruiting ties as well, which will give him the upper hand in that department."
Marshall began his career at Hartford High School in Hartford, Kansas where he guided his squad to two state runner-up finishes. He coached three all-state nominees.
After Hartford, Marshall moved onto Garden City High School where he coached six, state placers, a school-record holder as well as the 2013 6A long-jump state champion.
"It is an exciting time for track and field and cross country under Coach Ray Putnam and Coach Marshall's leadership," Green added. "Both coaches have high expectations for the program and expect to have close to 100 student-athletes participating next year.
Marshall signed on as a volunteer coach in 2014 before being promoted to a full-time assistant prior to the start of the indoor season.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Emporia State in 2011, where he qualified for the NCAA nationals in the triple jump. He also holds the third-best triple jump in school history and earned seven All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic awards in both the long and triple jumps.