PRATT, Kans.- Following the departure of head coach Jamaal Barnes, who accepted a position on the track & field staff at Southern Mississippi University, Pratt Community College has named Josh Campbell to the same position.
Campbell, who most recently served as an assistant coach as well as the recruiting coordinator at Kennesaw State University for seven seasons, specializes in sprints, hurdles, and relays. The Chicago State University graduate also has experience instructing horizontal jumps, the high jump, and javelin throw.
"We are extremely pleased that Coach Campbell accepted our offer to become the Head Track coach at Pratt Community College," said athletic director Tim Swartzendruber. "His background at the Division I level and overall experience will be positive for our student athletes. With our new facility, I am confident Coach Campbell will continue to build on the success of Coach Barnes and be able to add athletes in the throwing events."
A four-time letterwinner at Chicago State, Campbell was named team captain his final two years as a Cougar. After graduation, Campbell was among the foursome that held the school record in the 4x100m relay before the record was broken in 2018. He then joined the Chicago State staff as a volunteer assistant in 2011.
At Kennesaw State, Campbell assisted the development of 23 conference champions, 14 NCAA Preliminary qualifiers, six school record holders, and three Atlantic Sun Conference Championship record holders. He also coached Jocselyn Powell, a two-time USA Championships qualifier and NCAA All-American.
Campbell retains multiple certifications, including a USATF Level 1 certificate, USTFCCCA Sprint/Hurdle/Relay Specialist certificate, and a USTFCCCA Strength & Conditioning certificate.