Dover, Del. – Delaware State Director of Athletics Skip Perkins has announced the appointment of Gwendolyn Harris as Interim Head Coach of the Hornet track & field/cross country programs.

Harris will replace Damion Drummond, who resigned last month to accept the head track & field/cross country coach position at Delaware State’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rival Maryland-Eastern Shore.

A 1974 DSU graduate and former head track and field coach at the University of Pennsylvania and James Madison University, Harris has served as a Hornet track and field/cross country assistant coach since 2014.

She has also successfully steered Delaware State’s efforts in its role as host of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship the past three years. The MEAC this year renewed its agreement with DSU to host the 2017-19 cross country championships.

Harris also serves as a Director of Camps for the DSU Department of Athletics.

As a student at Delaware State, she was a member of the Hornet track & field, softball, basketball and field hockey teams. Harris is a member of the Delaware Afro-American Sports and DSU Athletics Halls-of-Fame.

Perkins has also announced that DSU assistant track & field/cross country assistant coach Marcus Jones will remain with the university in an interim capacity. Jones originally joined the Hornet track & field staff last summer.

He has more than 30 years of experience as a collegiate track & field coach, including stints at Hampton University, Sacramento (Cal.) State and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College.

Jones has coached four NCAA Division I All-Americas, five Junior College All-Americas and more than 80 all-conference and all-academic student-athletes during his career.

Courtesy: DSU Athletics


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