BALTIMORE—Peter Koumlelis has been named assistant track and field coach, head coach David Bobb announced Wednesday. Koumlelis comes to Baltimore after three years as an assistant for America East rival Hartford.
"Peter is a great addition to our program," Bobb said. "He knows what it takes to be successful in this conference and already knows our student-athletes well, so it's a good fit."
Koumlelis will work primarily with UMBC's throwers, but also has experience coaching horizontal jumpers and pole vaulters. Before joining the Hawks in September 2008, Koumlelis was an assistant at the Springfield College for four years.
During his four-year tenure at Springfield, Koumlelis coached numerous conference champions in the men's programs, as well as multiple All-Division III New England, All-Division III ECAC and All-New England honorees. Additionally, he coached several national qualifiers and three Division III All-Americans.
Koumlelis graduated from the University of Connecticut in August 2003 with a degree in psychology and earned his Master's of education in psychology in May 2006.
At Connecticut, he was a member of the indoor track and field team as a weight thrower and was also a member of the outdoor track and field team as a hammer thrower.
Koumlelis has earned a USATF Level I coaching certificate and is also Level II coaching certified in the throws. He is also the co-founder of ConnQuest, a USATF Elite Development Club.