|Shannon Hatchett Bio|
Shannon Hatchett coaches women's sprints and relays, joining the program prior to the 2014 season.
The 2015 season saw Miami's sprinters shine as the Hurricanes had outdoor national qualifiers in the women's 400m and 4x400m relay.
Shakima Wimbley led all Miami sprinters, earning First Team All-America honors in the women's 400m. The sophomore, who ran the fastest 400m time in the NCAA in 2015, was named USTFCCCA South Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year. Wimbley also earned First Team All-America honors with the 4x400m relay.
Wimbley was named the ACC Women's Outdoor Track MVP after an outstanding showing at the ACC Championships. The sophomore won the 200m and 400m individual titles and set ACC records in both events, while helping the 4x400m relay place third.
The stellar sophomore also was a star during the indoor season, qualifying for nationals in the 400m and as a member of the 4x400m relay. She also set an ACC Championship records in the 200m, running a time of 23.08 seconds to win gold.
Hatchett assists director of track and field/cross country Amy Deem with the women's sprinters and relays. In her first season at Miami, Hatchett's guidance helped Miami's women reach as high as No. 20 in the indoor rankings and No. 19 in the outdoor rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches' Association.
Hatchett joins the Canes after spending six of the past eight years at Florida State. From 2005-09, Hatchett was a hurdler on the FSU track and field team. The following school year she was a student coach and manager for the Seminoles. Hatchett rejoined the Seminoles in 2012-13 as a volunteer coach.
Hatchett worked with the sprinters, hurdlers and relay teams, helping lead the Seminoles to the 2013 ACC Outdoor Championship. Under the guidance of Hatchett, 10 Seminoles were honored as All-Americans.
As a student-athlete, Hatchett was a two-time ACC Honor Roll selection and a member of the Women’s Indoor/Outdoor ACC team in her final year.
Hatchett is a USATF Level I certified coach and received her bachelor’s degree in business marketing and finance from Florida State in 2010. A native of Gainesville, Fla., she is married to Brent Hatchett.
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