Track and Field Coaching Staff
Elliott Blount
Assistant Coach
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.

Position: Assistant Coach
Phone: 212-854-7159
Email: eb2744@columbia.edu