NEW ORLEANS — Yhann Plummer is the new track and field/cross country coach at Xavier University of Louisiana.
Director of Athletics & Recreation Jason Horn made the announcement on Wednesday (8 Aug). Plummer made his name as a coach at Southern University at New Orleans.
Plummer, formerly of Holmwood Technical, teamed up with Usain Bolt to take Jamaica to silver in the men’s 4x100m at Kingston 2002 World U20 Championships.
“Yhann is a person who shares Xavier’s commitment to fostering growth and continuing to build our track and field and cross country programs in all areas,” Horn said.
“Yhann has a championship mentality developed over the many seasons he spent in our conference at SUNO. He will be focused on helping the young people he leads to grow as students. We are pleased to welcome Yhann to the Xavier family and Team Gold.”
Plummer was a standout student-athlete at SUNO, winning the NAIA outdoor national title in the 100-meter-dash in 2006.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity as Xavier’s head coach,” Plummer said. “I want to thank everyone I worked with at SUNO. They gave me a chance, and I’ll always be so grateful to have worked with them. Thank you to Jason Horn for his leadership and for trusting me to take on this role at Xavier. I look forward to building winning teams in the classroom and on the track.”