Elliott Blount joined the Columba cross country/track & field program as an assistant coach in the summer of 2010. Blount will work mainly with the men’s middle distance group.
A former NCAA All-American and six-time All-BIG EAST athlete, Blount graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2002 with a degree in sports marketing. A nine-time letter winner with the Huskies, Blount was an eight-time All-New England selection, the 2002 UConn Outstanding Student Athlete, and in 2002, he was named the BIG EAST Indoor Outstanding Track Performer.
Upon graduation, Blount became a member of the Oregon Track Club Elite/Nike Farm Team, training in Eugene, Ore. for five years. He was an Olympic Trials semifinalist in the 800m in both 2004 and 2008, and was a twelve-time USA Track & Field Championships qualifier. He raced the European Circuit from 2005-2007, and finished in fifth place in the 800m at the 2006 USATF Indoor Championships.
A sub-four minute miler, Blount also served as the assistant track & field coach at Freeport High School in Freeport, N.Y., before being named the head coach of the boys’ cross country team at Hempstead High School in Hepstead, N.Y. in 2009.