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Nate Arnold
Position: Assistant Coach, Jumps, Sprints, and Multi
City/State: Williamsburg, Va.
Alma Mater: Memphis
Graduating Year: 2013
Major: Liberal Studies
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: (757) 221-3396
Email: nparnold@wm.edu
Nate Arnold Bio
Courtesy: Jacob Skipper
Release: 08/26/2015
Nate Arnold begins his first year at William & Mary in 2015-16 as an assistant coach with the men's and women's track and field teams.  Arnold will assist with all aspects of the Tribe's nationally-recognized men's and women's teams, with an emphasis on coaching the jumpers and short sprinters.

Arnold comes to Williamsburg after spending the last year at Duke as a volunteer assistant in both the pole vault and the multi-events.  While he was with the Blue Devils, he helped the athletes with their technical development which resulted in three NCAA East Preliminary qualifiers, as well as helping Megan Clark take second in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships.  Arnold's athletes also won ACC titles in the women's pole vault (indoors and outdoors) and the decathlon, as well as six other place-winners.

Before his time at Duke, Arnold was a graduate assistant at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., while taking graduate classes in education.  He was responsible for the jumps and multi-events, and also helped plan and direct the strength program for the sprinters.  His time at Cumberlands produced two Mid-South conference champions, in the men's pole vault and men's javelin, and a total of eight conference medalists as the men's team won the Mid-South title and the women placed second.

While an athlete at the University of Memphis and shortly after graduating, Arnold took coaching internships in Europe.  In the summer of 2012, he learned under former Olympian Aleksandrs Obizajevs in Latvia, focusing on the technical and power development of high-level athletes as well as the psychology of the pole vault.  Later that same summer, he worked with Polish professional coach Wiaczeslaw Kaliniczenko on strength and gymnastics-based training styles and techniques for the pole vault.  Arnold spent two stints, in the summer of 2013 and winter of 2014, learning under German coach Wolfgang Striezel for the speed development and event techniques for intermediate to advanced-level athletes in the multi-events.

Arnold graduated from Memphis in 2013 with a degree in liberal studies.  While on the team with the Tigers, he was a multiple-scorer at the Conference USA championships both indoors and outdoors in the pole vault, and qualified for the 2013 NCAA East Preliminaries with a best height of 16-4.  Arnold recently moved to the Williamsburg area.
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