Kenny McDaniel is in his third year with the Titan track andfield program, having joined the staff in fall of 2004.
After just one season at Cal State Fullerton, McDaniel recruitedand signed the best class of sprinters and hurdlers in schoolhistory.
"Coach McDaniel has had an immediate impact on our program,"Head Coach John Elders said. "He brings a wealth of excitement,enthusiasm, knowledge and leadership skills to guide the Titans'sprint, hurdles and relay squads to be the best in the Big WestConference and nationally."
During his first two seasons, McDaniel's group broke two schoolrecords and produced seven regional qualifiers, sevenall-conference performers and six all-regional honors. The Titanupperclassmen really thrived under McDaniel's watchful eye, makingspectacular improvements.
Former team captain Destany Cearley announced herself to the BigWest Conference and the NCAA West Regional Championships in 2005& 2006 by turning in performances that earned herall-conference and NCAA All-West Regional 400 IH athlete accolades.She also shattered the school record in the 400IH and 4 x 400 meterrelay.
Second-year phenom Nancy Blake of Los Angles concluded her highschool career with a personal best of 58.06 in the 400m, but at themid-point of her first collegiate season she won the 400m title atthe Cal/ Nev Championships, running a life time best of 54.89,which ranked her among the top two marks in the Big WestConference. Blake turned in another sub-56 second 400m performanceto qualify for U.S. juniors last summer.
Also adding major explosion to the Titan sprint & hurdleprogram was Dinah Clark, a junior, who transferred from Fresno CityCollege with a personal best mark of 14.70 in the 100m hurdles. Shelowered her time to 13.98 at the Big West Conference Championshipsin 2006.
The men's program has emerged under the guidance of McDanielinto one of the leading men's programs in the conference. Standoutsprinter Marques Barosso entered CSF from the community collegeranks (Modesto JC) with a personal best of 21.96 and lowered hisbest mark to 20.98w/21.46, which earned him the Big Westchampionship last Spring. The men's 4x100m relay squad was rankedin the top two in the conference and qualified for the WestRegional Championships 2006.
McDaniel, aka"Coach Mac," joined the Titans after a four-yearstint with the Gators of San Francisco State University men;s andwomen's team. During his time at San Francisco State, McDaniel'sathletes rewrote three school records, had six All-CCAA Conferencehonors and a pair of NCAA Division II National Qualifiers in the100m and 200m. McDaniel's relay teams were ranked in the top threein the conference three out of four years and ranked in the top 15nationally once.
McDaniel received his USATF Level II Sprints & Hurdlescertification this past summer in Virginia.
McDaniel was a sprinter and hurdler at Pittsburgh State inPittsburgh, Kanasas, where he obtained a degree in general studieswith an emphasis in physical education and nutrition in 1999.Earlier, he attended Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, where he waspart of an NJCAA national championship team in 1995, and KansasCity Community College in Kansas City, Kansas.
He remained as a student assistant coach at Pittsburgh Statebefore heading to San Francisco.
COACH McDANIEL'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT CSF - 2005-07
School Records Set
Women's 60 meters - Antonia Vega, 7.68 (2007)
Women's 100 meters - Antonia Vega, 11.88 (2007)
Women's 200 meters (indoor) - Kandace Wilson, 24.95 (2007)
Women's 400 meters (indoor) - Kimiah Hudson, 56.48 (2007)
Women's 60 meter hurdles (indoor) - Dinah Clark, 8.73 (2007)
Women's 100 meter hurdles - Dinah Clark, 13.86 (2007)
Women's 4 x 400 meter relay (outdoors) - 3:39.18 (2007)
Women's 4 x 400 meter relay (indoor) - 3:50.95 (2007)
Women's 4 x 100 meter relay - 45.79 (2007)
Women's 4 x 400 meter relay - 3:39.18 (2007)
Women's 400 intermediate hurdles - Destany Cearley, 60.51(2006)
Men's 60 meters (indoor) - Jon Pratter, 6.78 (2007)
Men's 100 meters - Jon Pratter, 10.46 (2007)
Men's 110 meter hurdles - LaMar Jackson, 14.34 (2007)
Regional Qualifiers Under Coach McDaniel
Women's 400 intermediate hurdles - Destany Cearley, 60.51
Women's 4 x 400 meter relay - 3:41.68
Men's 4 x 100 meter relay - 40.37
Men's 200 meters - Marques Barosso, 20.97w
Women's 4 x 400 meter relay - 3:39.18
Men's 4 x 100 meter relay - 40.50
Men's 100 meters - Jon Pratter, 10.46
Men's 100 meters - Marques Barosso, 10.49
Women's 100 hurdles - Dinah Clark, 13.89
Women's 400 meters - Kandace Wilson, 54.51
Women's 400 meters - Kimiah Hudson, 54.48
Men's 400 meters - Chris Epstein, 47.05
Men's 400 hurdles - Roberto Archibold, 52.29