Ross in as JSU women's XC, track/field coach
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jackson State University has named Camille Ross as its new women’s track and field and cross country coach.
Ross, who has been in her current post since Oct. 19, arrived to Jackson from Mississippi College, where she served as assistant coach for the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. Ross had coached at Mississippi College since the summer of 2011.
With the help of Ross’ tutelage, Mississippi College produced three American Southwest Conference champions during the Choctaws’ final year of membership, with the wins coming in the 100m dash, the 400m Hurdles, and the 4x100m relay.
During her coaching stops, which include stints at Dartmouth, Central Michigan and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ross has helped guide athletes to multiple conference titles, school records, conference records and NCAA championship qualifiers. While at Central Michigan, athletes in her coaching disciplines set five school records and earned two Mid-American Conference championships. She has also been a part of several coaching staffs that have earned Staff of the Year distinction from the Liberty League.
A 2002 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Ross is USA Track and Field Level 2 certified in sprints, hurdles, relays and jumps and she is a NCAA Women's Coaches Academy and NACWAA/HERS Leadership Institute alumna. As an athlete at Wisconsin-Whitewater, Ross she earned All-America honors nine times and was a 12-time Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion.
During the 1999 and 2000 outdoor seasons, she was chosen as the WIAC’s most valuable track performer. In 2000, she helped lead her team to a fourth place finish at the NCAA Championships. Ross ended her collegiate career owning all school and conference indoor and outdoor records in sprint events 200 meters and under, and she held the fourth-fastest time in Division III history in the 100m dash at the time the race was run.