Dana Boone Named Track and Field Assistant Coach
BATON ROUGE — Dana Boone, who has served as an assistant women’s track and field coach at Texas for the past five years, has been named an assistant at LSU, head coach Dennis Shaver announced Monday.
“I am excited about the opportunity to work at a program of this level,” said Boone. “LSU has been dominant for so many years, winning more national championships than any other program. I feel fortunate to have been given this opportunity and looking forward to learning a new system.”
Boone will assist Shaver with the women’s sprints and hurdles, while also overseeing recruiting, academics and the team’s involvement with the CHAMPS program.
“I am very excited about Dana joining our staff,” said Shaver. “She brings with her a wealth of recruiting experience. With her background in the Big 12 and the SEC she understands the level at which we compete and the caliber of athlete we need to bring into our program.”
Boone had worked with the Longhorn program since the 2000 season where she oversaw the field events and assisted with the sprints and hurdles.
Field events at Texas flourished under Boone’s watch, as 15 athletes earned All-Big 12 honors, six athletes qualified for the NCAA Championships and four new school records were established.
Prior to her time at Texas, Boone enjoyed successful stints as an assistant at Tulane, Middle Tennessee and South Carolina where she coached the sprints, hurdles and jumps at each stop.
At Tulane, Boone was responsible for coaching more than 15 men and women to all-conference honors, accolades that led to the Green Wave’s first-ever C-USA team championship in 1998.
Boone also worked with the Green Wave football team, helping them to develop their speed and flexibility program.
From 1994-97 Boone served as an assistant at Middle Tennessee State. During that time the Blue Raiders captured three Ohio Valley Conference team championships and Boone was responsible for 22 individual OVC champions, five NCAA qualifiers and one All-American performer.
Prior to her time at MTSU, Boone spent one season at South Carolina were athletes under her tutelage established several new school records and the Gamecocks enjoyed their highest finish at a conference meet since joining the SEC.
A 1991 graduate of Virginia, Boone was also an accomplished athlete, winning seven ACC titles and earning All-America honors six times in the jumps.