Charlotte, N.C. - Head coach Robert Olesen named Raymond Brewer the assistant coach of the Charlotte track and field program, announced on Tuesday. Brewer, who served as a volunteer assistant coach last season, will oversee sprinters and hurdlers.

 "I am very confident in Coach Brewer's fitness to lead the sprint hurdle group," Olesen said. "I know his coaching abilities and coaching style will be highly effective.  He is from Charlotte and has great pride in the city that is the university's home with strong connections to high school, club and collegiate coaches in this region and beyond."

Last season, Brewer aided Olesen with the high jump and combined events.

Before coming to Charlotte, Brewer served as an assistant with the women's track and field program at Davidson College for six years. He worked primarily with sprinters, hurdlers and the jumps. During his tenure with the Wildcats, Brewer helped the women set 15 new school records, in addition to an indoor and outdoor Southern Conference record. He coached two NCAA qualifiers, including an NCAA Outdoor All-American in the high jump.

Prior to Davidson, Brewer served as the assistant track coach at Lees-McRae College, where he helped the men's and women's teams set 25 new indoor and outdoor school records. He also coached eight NCAA Division II national and provisional qualifiers.

Brewer previously spent four years at Brevard College, coaching student-athletes to 10 NJCAA national qualifying marks, six NAIA national and provisional qualifying marks and a pair of school records.

As a student-athlete, Brewer competed for Appalachian State University, where he helped his track and field team win Southern Conference Championships in 1995 and 1996. Prior to ASU, Brewer lettered in track and field at Brevard College, where he served as a team captain. A graduate of Myers Park High School in Charlotte, he lettered in football, track and cross country, and was a state qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles.

Brewer earned an Associate of Arts degree from Brevard College in 1993 and a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotions from Appalachian State in 1996.

Additionally, Brewer is USA Track and Field Level I and Level II certified and a United State Weightlifting Certified Sport Performance Coach. He has received instruction in therapeutic spinal dysfunction, post-rehabilitation training, performance enhancement and muscle testing training.