Chip Brundage enters his second season as the Jacksonville women's track and field assistant coach in charge of throwers in 2017 for the 11-time ASUN Conference champions.
Under Brundage’s guidance in 2016, the Dolphin throwers combined for 13 All-ASUN selections, five ASUN Championship event wins, four Academic All-ASUN picks, three ASUN Championship meet records, two Most Outstanding Field Performer awards, and one Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Between the indoor and outdoor seasons, five additions were made to Jacksonville’s top-five all-time list in the throwing events, including new school records in the weight throw and hammer throw. With Brundage’s direction, Kree Clark broke the league’s record in the weight throw (20.25 meters/66 feet, 5.25 inches) at the 2016 ASUN Indoor Championships.
At the 2016 ASUN Outdoor Championship, Brundage’s athletes earned 91 of JU’s 309 points. The Dolphins finished 1-2 in the discus and hammer throws, and swept the podium in the shot put. Clark went on to set the ASUN records in both the hammer throw (56.60m/185 ft., 8 in.) and discus (52.58m/172 ft. 6 in.).
Prior to his time at JU, Brundage held the same position at the University of Pittsburgh where he took the throwing program from obscurity to a national level. Working with many walk-on student-athletes, his work there led to a variety of school records and saw several of his athletes qualify for both the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA championships.
Prior to his stint at Pitt, Brundage was recruiting coordinator and an assistant coach at Troy University where his charges set nine school throwing records and at Drake.
Brundage is a graduate of Simpson (Iowa) with a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education and math. He played football and was on the track team at Simpson. He also is a Level I Certified Coach through USA Track & Field.