|Cory Young Bio|
Cory Young has coached throws for two years at the University of Miami after joining the program in the fall of 2012.
The 2014 season was strong for Young's throwers. Lea Johnson and Amber Monroe qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, while Isaiah Simmons and Gian Piero Ragonesi earned spots in the NCAA East Preliminary.
Johnson earned All-America, second team honors after placing 16th in the women's hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. An All-ACC selection during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, Johnson claimed the ACC title in both the weight throw and hammer throw. She was also a second team All-America indoors after finishing fifth in the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Monroe was an All-America, honorable mention after competing in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. An All-ACC selection in the shot put in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, Monroe won the ACC title in shot put at the ACC Indoor Championships and was a second team All-America selection indoors.
On the men's side, Simmons headlined a talented trio of throwers. he claimed the ACC title in the shot put in both the indoor and outdoor seasons for the second consecutive year and was named the Field MVP at the ACC Outdoor Championships for the second straight season. He also improved on his school record marks in the shot put (18.87m indoor, 18.91m outdoor), discus (56.68m) and weight throw (17.91m).
Ragonesi was one of two freshmen to make a significant impact in his first year working with Young. An All-ACC selection after finishing third in the shot put at the ACC Indoor Championships, Ragonesi ranks second in school history in the indoor shot put and discus, while claiming the third-best outdoor shot put, hammer throw and weight throw marks in UM history.
Carlos Mangum also flourished as a freshman at Miami, setting the UM record in the hammer with a throw of 61.11m at the LSU Invitational. Mangum placed fourth at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw and ranks second in UM history in the weight throw.
In 2014, Young also had the opportunity to work with some of the top junior throwers in the country. As a member of the USA Track & Field coaching staff, Young helped prepare the United States' best junior throwers for the IAAF World Junior Championships.
In his first season at Miami, the Hurricane throwers flourished under Young's guidance with Isaiah Simmons, Lea Johnson and Amber Monroe all qualifying for the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary.
Simmons was the 2013 ACC champion in shot put for both the indoor and outdoor seasons. The redshirt freshman also broke Miami's nearly 13-year-old indoor shot put record with a mark of 18.17m and set new outdoor records in shot put (18.89m), discus (54.41m) and hammer (51.46m) records.
On the women's side, Johnson climbed the Miami record books in her sophomore season peaking at No. 3 in school history in women's hammer with a throw of 56.54m. She also set a personal best in the weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships with a mark of 18.85m.
Monroe also shined in her first season working with Young, earning three wins in women’s discus and one in women’s shot put. She also set indoor personal-bests in the shot put (13.58m) and weight throw (15.77m).
Young joined the staff after spending 2011-12 at the University of Kentucky and will serve as the throws coach at UM. With the Wildcats, he coached two athletes to All-America status at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and guided the SEC discus champion and school-record javelin thrower.
Prior to his tenure at UK, Young sereved as the throws coach at Grand Valley State. Under Young, Grand Valley State won the 2011 NCAA Division II National Indoor Track & Field Championships. During his tenure with GVSU, the team made an impact at the national level, totaling 33 All-America honors and four national champions.
Saturday, January 17
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