Position
Jumps
Height
6'2
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Alexandria, La.
Major
Sociology
High School
Alexandria Sr. HS

Events: 100M (10.54), LJ (IN: 25-7 ¼; OUT: 26-3 ¾w, 25-6 ¼)

3-time All-American
NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
2-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A standout long jumper during his four-year career at LSU from 2007-10 … Earned All-America honors in the long jump during his freshman season with a fifth-place finish at the 2007 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships … Was also a two-time All-American outdoors as a member of LSU’s 4×100-meter relay team … Ran the second leg of the sprint relay that finished in second place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2009 with the seventh-fastest time in school history at 38.67… Also ran the second leg on the foursome that took third place at the national meet in 2010 … Scored a total of 28 points in the long jump in SEC competition during his collegiate career … Finished in third place in the long jump three times at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 2007, 2009 and 2010 … Earned All-SEC honors as a member of LSU’s sprint relay team that finished second at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 2007 and 2009 … Recorded personal bests of 25-7 ¼ indoors and 25-6 ¼ outdoors in his career at LSU.

2010
Became an All-American for the third time in his collegiate career while running the second leg of LSU’s 4×100-meter relay team that finished in third place in the final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Teamed with Barrett Nugent, Armanti Hayes and Gabriel Mvumvure for a time of 39.27 to take third place in the national final … Also competed in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where he finished in 24th place overall … Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the long jump with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. … Also ran on the relay team that set a seasonal best of 39.00 in a runner-up finish in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Helped the sprint relay score five points for the Tigers with a fourth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (39.34) … Added six points individually with a third-place finish in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor meet … Placed third at the conference meet on the strength of a wind-aided mark of 26 feet, 3 ¾ inches in the competition … Also recorded a new wind-legal personal best in his series of jumps at the SEC Outdoor meet with a mark of 25-6 ¼ … Jumped 25-0 in a third place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also competed in the long jump during the indoor season … Scored three points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships (24-11) … Recorded an indoor seasonal best NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 25-5 ¼ in a runner-up finish at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Also finished in second place at the LSU Twilight with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 25-3 ½.

2009
Earned All-America honors as a member of LSU’s 4×100-meter relay team … Ran the second leg on the foursome that clocked a seasonal-best time of 38.67 seconds to finish as the NCAA runner-up at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … Also ran the second leg on the team that captured the NCAA Mideast Regional crown in 39.13 and All-SEC honors with a second-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 38.86 … Was also an NCAA Championships participant in the long jump during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Earned an 11th-place finish in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas, with a jump of 24-8 ¼ … Followed with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a wind-aided mark of 25-4 ¾ … Recorded a new overall personal best of 25-7 ¼ to win the long jump title at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory in New York … Also recorded a jump of 25-5- ¼ at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Just missed earning individual All-SEC honors at the SEC Outdoor Championships as he placed third overall in the long jump with a new outdoor PR of 25-3 ¼ … Tied for 11th place in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a legal jump of 24-7 … Did not record a mark in three appearances in the triple jump during the 2009 season … Fouled on three attempts at both the SEC Indoor and Outdoor meets … Ran on the 4×100-meter relay team that finish third at both the Texas Relays and Penn Relays.

2008
Was an NCAA Championships participant in the long jump during the indoor season for the second-straight year … Placed 16th in the event at the national meet, recording a mark of 23 feet, 10 inches … Punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships with a strong provisional qualifying mark and seasonal best of 25-4 ¾ at the LSU Twilight Invitational … Was the seventh-place finisher in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships (24-10 ½) … Also competed in the triple jump at the conference meet, finishing ninth with a mark of 46-9 … Recorded an outdoor seasonal best of 23-11 in the long jump to place ninth at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Was an NCAA Regional qualifier in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season with a personal best wind-aided time of 10.53 at the Tiger Invitational … Recorded a wind-legal personal best of 10.54 at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished in 11th place in the 100 meters at the conference meet.

2007
Proved to be one of the Tigers’ top newcomers during the 2007 campaign … Earned his first career All-America honor at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships … Finished fifth in the long jump at the national meet after shattering his previous personal best with a jump of 25-6 ¼ … Was the only Tiger to post a mark of more than 25 feet in the long jump in 2007 … Earned a spot in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championships by recording a provisional qualifying mark of 25-2 ¾ at the Tyson Invitational … Won long jump titles at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (24-9) and LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier (25-2 ½) … Secured a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Competed in the triple jump at three meets during the indoor season … Placed 14th in the triple jump at the indoor conference meet with a jump of 46-3 ½ … His indoor seasonal-best leap of 46-11 ¾ earned him a sixth-place finish at the Lobo Invitational … Just missed earning All-SEC honors in the long jump during the outdoor season with a third-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships in … Set an outdoor PR at the SEC meet with a mark of 24-11 ¼ … Nearly won the long jump title at the prestigious Penn Relays, finishing second with a regional qualifying jump of 24-3 ¾ … Registered five NCAA regional qualifying marks during the outdoor season … Displayed his versatility as a member of the Tigers’ 4×100-meter relay team … Received his first career all-conference honor by running the second leg on the foursome that finished second in the sprint relay at the SEC outdoor meet … Squad carried the stick around the track in 39.37 … Also ran the second leg on the sprint relay team that won its third straight “Championship of America” title at the Penn Relays on April 28 … Nipped the top-ranked foursome from Florida State at the tape with a time of 39.73 … LSU’s 4×100 team also won its fourth consecutive title at the prestigious Texas Relays with a time of 40.57 in the final … Team is undefeated at the country’s most prestigious relay meets over the last three years.

PRIOR TO LSU
Arguably the nation’s top recruit in the long jump as a senior at Alexandria Senior High School … Joined the LSU program with personal bests of 24-11 in the long jump, 47-4 in the triple jump and 6-8 in the high jump … Posted the nation’s top four marks in the long jump during the indoor season in 2006 with efforts of 24-11, 24-7 ¾, 24-3 and 24-1 ¼ … Won the boy’s long jump title at the 2006 National Scholastic Indoor Championships with his personal-best leap of 24-11 … Enjoyed a stellar senior season in which he won individual state titles in the long jump during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, while also leading his team to a pair of state championships at the Division I Indoor Championships and Class 4A Outdoor Track and Field Championships … Also won a pair individual state titles in the long jump as a junior in 2005, while also winning a state title in the high jump during the indoor campaign.

PERSONAL
Full name is William L’mont Coppage … Born on June 2, 1987 … Son of Greg and Gloria Coppage … Has two older brothers, Greg and Fred … Was also a standout in football and basketball at the high school level … Earned two letters in football while playing wide receiver, while also earning three letters in basketball as a shooting guard … Majoring in sociology.

 

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