Blaine Wiley - Associate Head Coach - 5th Season
Blaine Wiley is in his fifth year at South Plains College. After
serving two years as Assistant Coach, he was promoted to Associate Head
Coach in 2008. Wiley came to SPC after four seasons as an assistant
coach at Texas State University.
Wiley's duties include
coaching the men's and women's sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and relay
teams. He received his USATF Level 1 Track and Field Certification in
December of 2002 and earned his USATF Level II Certification in the
Jumps in July 2006. He also attended the 2007 USA Track and Field High
Performance Summit, a USATF Level III Conference.
Wiley's first year as an assistant at SPC, he coached 7 NJCAA National
Champions and 34 NJCAA All-Americans. He coached Derrick Reescano to
NJCAA Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Year honors and Patrick Lee to
NJCAA Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year honors. His athletes set
15 school records in 2007. That year the SPC men swept the NJCAA Indoor
and Outdoor National Championships and the SPC women finished 3rd
indoors and 2nd outdoors.
Wiley continued his success in 2008
when he coached 9 NJCAA National Champions, and15 NJCAA All-Americans.
His athletes set 14 school records in 2008. Wiley also coached Renny
Quow to a personal best time (44.82) and 7th place finish in the 400
meters at the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing, China. For his efforts,
Wiley was recognized as the 2008 NJCAA Men's Assistant Coach of the
Year as the Texans won their second straight NJCAA Outdoor National
Championship. The SPC women finished as National Runners-Up for the
second consecutive year.
2009 was the best year to date for the
track programs at South Plains College. Along with winning 5 NJCAA
National Team Championships, including a sweep of both men's and
women's indoor and outdoor titles, Wiley coached 6 NJCAA National
Champions and 24 NJCAA All-Americans. His athletes also set 20 school
records in 2009. Wiley coached LaToy Williams to the fourth best
performance in the World in the 400 meters (44.73) and a berth in the
World Track & Field Championships in Berlin, Germany. Williams was
recognized as the 2009 NJCAA National Athlete of the Year for his
performance at the National Championships in Hutchison, Kansas.
Wiley's four seasons as an assistant at Texas State, the Bobcat men and
women won seven Southland Conference Team Championships. His sprinters
claimed 16 Southland Conference individual and relay championships, 112
All-Southland Conference awards, 63 All-Time Top 10 performances, 28
NCAA Regional qualifying marks, and eight school records. Two of his
athletes qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships. While at
Texas State, Wiley coached LaJuana Lovett to Southland Conference
Indoor and Outdoor Athlete of the Year and High Point Athlete honors in
2003 and 2004. He also coached Camilla Davis to Southland Conference
High Point honors in 2006.
Before joining the staff at Texas
State, Wiley was a standout sprinter for the Bobcats from 1997-2000.
During his time as an athlete at Texas State (formerly Southwest Texas)
he was a member of the 1998 and 2000 outdoor conference championship
teams and was a two-time team captain.
Wiley was a member of
the school record Sprint Medley Relay team. He also ran the second and
fourth fastest times in school history in the 100 meters, the second
fastest time in school history in the indoor 200 meters, and was a
provisional NCAA qualifier and ranked in the top 100 in the USA in 2000
in the 100 meters (10.29). His 6.66 in the 60 meters stands as the
school record for times run at altitude. Wiley ended his career as a
5-time Southland Conference finalist.
Wiley graduated from Texas
State University in May 2000 with a degree in Business Administration
He completed his Master's degree in Secondary Education in May 2008.
His wife Julie is also a graduate from Texas State and was a member of
the Bobcat track & field team from 1996-2000. They have two sons,
Hayden Blaine Alan (4) and Landon James, born April 3, 2009.