Scott Winsor
    Scott Winsor

    Position:
    Head Coach

    Experience:
    5th Year

    Alma Mater:
    Loras College, 1987

    07/27/2012

    Bulldog Track & Field teams and individuals named Division I All-Academic.

    Harrison, Moncur-Blue, McKee and Cabias represent the 'Dogs amongst the best in the country.

    05/17/2012

    McKee and Bernard Take Home Top Honors

    This is the second year in a row Meagan McKee was awarded the top women's honor.

    05/12/2012

    Harrison Named WAC Freshman of the Year

    Fresno State earned medals in 11 events to end their last WAC Championship.

    04/28/2012

    Records Fall at Brutus Hamilton

    18 Bulldogs competed in the Invitational Division.

    04/07/2012

    Bulldogs Set Personal Marks at Invite

    Two 'Dogs won events at the Stanford Invitational Friday.


    Head Coach Scott Winsor enters his fifth season as the leader of the Bulldogs men's and women's track and field teams. Prior to Fresno State, Winsor spent 20 seasons as an assistant coach at Notre Dame focusing on jumps. Winsor was hired on July 10, 2008.

    In four seasons under Winsor's direction the `Dogs have qualified 52 student-athletes to compete in postseason NCAA competition, produced 21 individual conference championships as well as three relay team championships.

    Coach Winsor's team had one of its best overall performances at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in 2012 with a combined seven championship titles and 30 medals. Devin Harrison was named WAC Freshman of the Year after winning the long jump and earning a second gold medal as a member of the WAC Champion 4x400m relay team.

    Winsor guided 11 student-athletes to qualifying for the NCAA regionals in Fresno State's final season in the WAC, the most the `Dogs have sent since 2008 when 17 of Winsor's student-athletes qualified.

    Four of Winsor's student-athletes were named to the 2012 Men's and Women's Division I All-Academic Track & Field team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches. On the men's side, rising sophomore jumper Devin Harrison received the All-Academic honor, while senior thrower J'Quyra Moncur-Blue, junior thrower Meagan McKee and former Bulldog javelin thrower Christina Cabias represented the 'Dogs on the women's side.

    Both the men's and women's teams earned the distinction as All-Academic teams in 2012 by recording at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. The women recorded a team GPA of 3.25 and the men recorded a team GPA of 3.03.

    In 2011, Winsor sent six qualifiers to the NCAA Regionals and had three student-athletes earn individual WAC Championships. Rosario Sanchez won the WAC Indoor shot Put title, Justin Lovingood earned the Triple Jump Title and J'Quyra Moncur-Blue earned the hammer throw title and advanced to the NCAA Championships.

    Under Winsor, the Bulldogs had 34 student-athletes named to the All-Academic USTFCCCA Team. The men's team had 11, while the women's team had 23. Moncur-Blue was also named the 2011 WAC Most Outstanding Field Performer.

    The Bulldogs finished in sixth place at the 2011 WAC Indoor Championships. During the outdoor season, the `Dogs took fourth place for both men's and women's WAC Championships.

    Winsor's outdoor team saw 11 student-athletes qualify for the NCAA Regionals and four student athletes earned individual WAC Championships. The indoor and outdoor teams combined for a total of 21 All-WAC honors in Winsor's second season.

    Thrower Rosario Sanchez finished 13th at the NCAA National Championships, recording a career-best throw of 52-9.50 in the shot put.

    At the 2010 WAC Outdoor WAC Championships, senior Frank Sanders recorded two individual titles in the 1500-meter and the 800-meter. Paul Zwama won the 5000-meter WAC title and Latrisha Jordan won the 400-meter hurdles for the second year in a row.

    Academically in 2010, Winsor's team had 32 Academic All-WAC honorees, and Moncur-Blue was named to the All-Academic USTFCCCA Team. Overall the women's team was named USTFCCCA All-Academic in 2010.

    With even further success off the track and field, Winsor's team continues to improve their Academic Progress Rate scores. The latest APR data released by the NCAA after the 2010 school year reflected scores on the Fresno State campus not only continued to rise, but by and large surpassed goals set forth by the athletic department just years ago.

    The NCAA standard APR score is set at 925. All three track and field groups have surpassed this standard with both the women's indoor and outdoor team scoring a 939 and the men's outdoor team scoring a 930. All three team improved their score from the last review by two to four points.

    In his first season, Winsor's Bulldogs brought home three All-American honors, 17 NCAA Regional qualifiers (21 entries) and six (five outdoor/one indoor) individual WAC Championships. The indoor and outdoor teams combined for a total 46 All-WAC honors under one season of Winsor's direction.

    Thrower Sharon Ayala earned All-American honors in the weight throw during the indoor season and then in the hammer throw during the outdoor season. Ayala was the first NCAA Indoor qualifier for Fresno State since 1999, setting a new Fresno State record of 66-feet, 6-inches (20.26 meters) and taking sixth at the NCAAs.

    During the outdoor season, Ayala repeatedly smashed the Bulldog record for the hammer throw and marked the third-best throw in the country of 218-3 (66.52m) en route to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. She also set a new hammer throw stadium record at Utah State's Ralph Maughan Track in Logan, Utah, during the WAC Outdoor Championships, where she picked up her fourth conference crown.

    Latrisha Jordan nabbed All-American honors in the 400-meter hurdles during her rookie campaign. Jordan broke the Fresno State record in the event early in the year and continued to better her mark throughout the season, ending the season with a new Bulldog record of 58.14. By the end of the season, Jordan had won the WAC crown for the 400 hurdles, earned WAC Freshman of the Year honors and advanced to the NCAA Championships. The freshman defied the odds, overcoming a No. 27 ranking entering the meet to finish eighth for All-American status.

    At the Outdoor WAC Championships, both the men's and women's teams found success in the relays. The teams mirrored each other in the events - both the men and the women won the 4x400 relay at the conference meet. Jordan also anchored the WAC title-winning 4x400 relay team.

    The four-some of Vanessa Sautebin, Tiera Hilliard, Janev Morris and Jordan, combined for a time of 3:39.85 to win the conference crown, a first for the Bulldogs since 1994. The team went on to take sixth at the NCAA Regional.

    The men also had success in 2009. Michael Barragan, Kendrick Young, Val-Pierre Dai'Re and Darryl Miller won the 4x400 relay at the WAC Championships to move on to the NCAA Regional where they took seventh.

    As the Director of Track and Field, Winsor also oversees the cross country programs. After hiring Sean McManus as the cross country coach, Winsor saw immediate results in the teams, culminating in the Bulldog's first NCAA Championship qualifier since 1980. McManus coached Erick Garcia to an appearance at the NCAA Championships and to a Fresno State 10K record of 29:40.85 at the NCAA West Regional in Palo Alto, Calif.

    The Fresno State track and field program also made an academic statement in 2009. Twenty-five Bulldogs earned Academic All-WAC honors, two earned Academic All-District honors and five earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. ESPN the Magazine named Evan Young a first-team Academic All-District honoree before receiving the "Bulldog of the Year" honor. The award honors the two student-athletes that set the standard for the Bulldog experience through their athletic accomplishments, academic triumphs and community at Fresno State. Grace Wiesmann, one of the team's 21 NCAA Regional qualifiers, also earned academic honors from ESPN the Magazine. Wiesmann was named to the second team Academic All-District.

    Scott Winsor took over Fresno State's track and field program as the Bulldog's head coach on July 10, 2008, after coaching 20 years at the University of Notre Dame. During his time in South Bend, Winsor served as an assistant coach to Joe Paine, working with both jumpers and throwers for 15 years.

    After Notre Dame expanded its staff in 2003, Winsor could finally focus solely on the jumping events. Winsor's record of success is an impressive one. During his tenure at Notre Dame, he coached 13 All-Americans and 25 NCAA Regional Qualifiers. After entering the Big East in 1996, Winsor coached 23 Big East Conference Champions and five conference record-setting student-athletes. Winsor coached his athletes to 20 qualifications for the NCAA Championships, with finishes among the top 10 in the country on 11 occasions.

    Winsor's athletes have pursued excellence in the classroom as well as on the field. Two of Winsor's athletes earned Academic All-American honors and one student-athlete was named an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship Winner.

    In the 2008 season, the men's team at Notre Dame won the Big East championship as Winsor and the rest of the Irish coaching brigade were named the Big East Men's Coaching Staff of the Year, the 11th such award for the staff.

    Winsor's record with women's pole vaulting fits seamlessly with the tradition of pole vault excellence at Fresno State. In 2008, Winsor coached Mary Saxer to the Big East title, Big East record and Notre Dame record of 13-feet, 6.75 inches in the pole vault. Winsor's guidance also helped Jamie Volkmer evolve as the pioneer in women's pole vault at Notre Dame, winning seven All-Big East citations and becoming the first Irish female vaulter to clear the 13-foot barrier.

    Under Winsor, Notre Dame broke new ground in 1997 as Jennifer Engelhardt became the first member of Notre Dame's women's track & field team to qualify for the NCAA Championships in a field event. Engelhardt placed ninth in the indoor high jump en route to the first of her three All-America honors.

    Winsor also coached Tameisha King to long jump All-America honors four times including top-eight finishes in both the indoor and outdoor NCAA events in 2003. Some of Winsor's notable protégés on the men's side include two-time long jump All-American Marshaun West and indoor pole vault All-American Mike Brown.

    Prior to his arrival at Notre Dame in 1988, Winsor spent two years as the varsity track coach at Fulton High School in Middleton, Mich., as well as one season as an assistant at his alma mater, Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

    A 1987 graduate of Loras with a bachelor's degree in physical education, Winsor was a standout performer on the track squad, specializing in the jumping events. He was the team's captain for his final two seasons, helping Loras win the 1987 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title. For nearly two decades, he also held the school record in the outdoor high jump (7-0) until the mark was topped in 2005.

    Winsor went on to earn his masters of science in administration from University of Notre Dame in 1995.

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