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Tom Slagle
Tom Slagle

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach - Pole Vault

Experience:
2nd Season


02/13/2013

Texas Tech Track and Field Adds 13 Athletes

Texas Tech Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Wes Kittley announces addition of 13 athletes

05/02/2013

T&F: Big 12 Outdoors Preview

T&F: Big 12 Outdoors Preview

04/25/2013

Track: Red Raider Open Recap

Cierra White breaks school record in 100M

04/24/2013

Track: Red Raider Open Preview

Wes Kittley previews Texas Tech's Thursday's final home meet of the season

01/11/2013

Track Preps for Indoor Season

Track and Field Teams open Indoor Season at Texas Tech Open

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT | POLE VAULT

Thomas Slagle joins the Texas Tech track and field staff as a volunteer assistant coach and will oversee the Texas Tech pole vaulters beginning with the 2013 season. Slagle, a veteran in the track and field coaching scene, brings a vast array of experience to the Texas Tech program.

In 2013, Slagle oversaw four athletes who scored at the Big 12 meet in the pole vault. Under his tutelage Kyal Meyers finished runner-up in the pole vault at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships where he cleared 5.19-meters (17'-feet 0.25-inches).

A native of Lometa, Texas and graduate of Tarleton State, Slagle has spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at South Plains College where he also oversaw one of the top pole vaulting programs in the country.

As a veteran in the pole vault coaching ranks, Slagle helped guide South Plains to six women's national team championships and five men's national team championships. In 2012, he oversaw K'don Samuels who broke the Jamaican national record on his way to capturing the 2012 outdoor NAIA national championship in the pole vault.

Slagle was also key in guiding Kelsey Wilson to two NJCAA national championships during the 2009 indoor and outdoor seasons.

During his tenure at South Plains, Slagle coached a total of six men's national qualifiers and four women's national qualifiers in the pole vault.

Slagle also found success at the high school level where he gained head coaching experience and led teams to 12 district championships and two regional championships. In the pole vault alone he oversaw 12 state qualifiers and two state champions.

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