Myron McClure
Myron McClure

Position:
Assistant Coach - Jumps/Short Hurdles

Email:
mcclure0@purdue.edu



06/11/2012

Track & Field/Cross Country To Host Summer Camps

The teams will host camps from July 15-18.

Assistant Coach Myron McClure heads into his second full season with the Purdue track and field team after starting in January 2011, assisting the Boilermakers in the horizontal jumps and hurdle areas. He came to Purdue from The Pennsylvania State University, where he served as the men's track and field graduate assistant for 2 and a volunteer for 2 years.

In his first season with the Old Gold and Black, McClure guided Boilermaker standout Leah Eber to a sweep of the Big Ten long jump titles, winning the indoor crown with a Purdue and Lambert Fieldhouse Record leap of 6.27 meters (20-07.00) and taking the outdoor crown in miserable conditions with a mark of 5.96 meters (19-06.75). Eber went on to advance all the way to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where she earned honorable mention All-America honors. In addition to Eber, McClure led men's long jumpers Chris Kirtz and Seth Virgil and hurdlers Josh Hembrough and Brandon Winters to NCAA Outdoor Championship Preliminary Round qualifications.

McClure served as a volunteer coach for over 7 years and has been credited for assisting in the development of several Big Ten Champions and national qualifiers in the jumps and hurdles. A published author for research dealing with diversity in high education, McClure has had his work appear in The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations.

A former Boilermaker in the classroom and on the track from 1994-1998, McClure was an All-American triple jumper as well as a top five all-time indoor triple jumper and 55m hurdler for Purdue. He earned his B.S. in Agriculture Engineering in 1999 from Purdue and his M.S. in Agriculture Education in 2003 from The Pennsylvania State University.