Wiley College Track & Field
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Madeline Harris, Interim Head Coach
Coach Madeline Harris began her first year as the Assistant Volleyball and Track and Field coach at Wiley College in August 2011. She brings her love and passion for the each sport. She is a graduate of Marshall High School and a true Maverick. During her tenure in high school, she set her sights on excelling in academics and athletics. She received many awards, such as Most Valuable Player, All District-Best Hitter, and the Dial Female Athlete of the Year in 1988. In conjunction with her volleyball career, she competed on the track team where she was a three- time Hurdler Regional Qualifier.
Her hard work paid off when she attended the University of Oklahoma (UO) in Norman, Oklahoma on an athletic scholarship. During her career at UO, she earned honors on the Academics ALL-BIG 8 Conference Team for three consecutive years. In 1991, she was recognized for the Defensive Specialist runner up, and was heavily involved with student activities and community service activities.
Coach Harris began her coaching career by coaching club volleyball at different age levels. She worked at the collegiate level for two years at LeTourneau University and spent her last years coaching at Longview High School prior to joining Wiley College. She brings a variety of experience to the Athletics Department with certifications in Diversity Training and Peer Mediation in Conflict Resolution.
Coach Madeleine Harris earned two degrees from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1993 and Master's of Human Relations in 1995. Coach Harris is married with two children.
Micah Tirop, Assistant Track and Field Coach
Micah Tirop joined the Wiley College athletics staff in August, 2012, and will serve as an assistant coach for the cross country and track and field teams.
Tirop comes to Marshall, Texas, from Middle Tennessee State University, where he earned his Master of Science degree in sports management in 2012. During his time at MTSU, Tirop served as a graduate assistant coach with the Blue Raiders cross country and track and field teams.
A native of Moi's Bridge, Kenya, Tirop completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Alabama. While attending school in Mobile, he was one of the top distance runners in the South Alabama athletics program, having earned All-Sun Belt Conference accolades 18 times in indoor and outdoor track and cross country.
Tirop was a three-time Sun Belt Conference indoor champion in the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter races, sweeping the two events in 2007, 2008 and 2009. His accomplishments also include back-to-back Sun Belt Conference cross country championships in 2007 and 2008.
Tirop's distance career also included international competition, as he competed in the 5,000-meter run at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey.
A versatile runner, Tirop's personal best times include running a mile in 4 minutes, 10 seconds, and a sub-30 minute time in the 10,000-meter run (29:18).
Tirop attended Uasin Gishu High School and Moi University in Kenya before attending South Alabama. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in business in 2010.