|Position:||Assistant Coach/Sprints, Hurdles & Relays|
Marquise Stancil was hired as an Assistant Coach for Sprints, Hurdles and Relays in January of 2016.
"We are very excited to add Marquise to our coaching staff," said Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Dan Ireland. "He is very much looking forward to the opportunity of working with our sprinters and hurdlers in addition to all of the Lions Track & Field athletes. He is a very knowledgable young coach that understands what we are trying to accomplish here at Columbia, and will tirelessly try to help our program win Ivy League Championships."
During the spring of 2017, Stancil helped Akua Obeng-Akrofi earn a school record and return to the NCAA East Prelims. The junior ran 23.26 in the 200m for a school record, and 52.47 in the 400m - an event she was victorious in at both Indoor and Outdoor Heps. Stancil's younger runners also came along, with Iman Sule taking fourth in the 400m at Outdoor Heps, and Jordann Feinstein becoming part of the winning DMR at Indoor Heps.
In the spring of 2016, Obeng-Akrofi was third in the 400m at Outdoor Heps, before qualifying for the NCAA East Prelims during her sophomore campaign.
Stancil comes to Columbia after a season and a half at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. With the Red Flash, Stancil coached five All-Northeast Conference individuals, including last year’s indoor 60m Hurdles champion, Nicholas Conway. Stancil worked closely with all aspects of the sprints, hurdle and relay events, while also holding the responsibilities of community outreach activities and coordination for the Special Olympics meet series.
Prior to his time at Saint Francis, Stancil spent 2009-14 at his alma mater, Temple University in various capacities, becoming a full-time assistant coach his final two seasons. Stancil helped the team to two runner-up finishes in the Atlantic-10 Outdoor meet, while the 2010 women’s squad was able to capture the A-10 Team Championship.
During his time at Temple, Stancil helped his athletes to eight NCAA Regional trips, while overseeing three individual indoor A-10 champions, 10 outdoor champions, 40 all-conference performances, and six school records.
Stancil is a 2009 graduate of Temple University with a degree in secondary education mathmatics, and experience on the track, having competed mostly in the 400 and 500 meter runs. In addition to his undergraduate degree, he has a Master's of Education from Temple, and USTFCCCA Certifications in Track & Technical Coaching, Program Management and Strength & Conditioning.