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Ceith Creekmur
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Miami
Graduating Year: 2006
Experience: 5 Years
Phone: 513-529-8043
Email: creekmcc@muohio.edu

Former RedHawk standout Ceith Creekmur enters his seventh season as an assistant coach at his alma mater in 2012-13, after completing a four-year track and field career at Miami. An All-Mid-American Conference decathlete and three-time conference point-scorer, Creekmur coaches the throws, pole vault and multi-events for the Red and White.

A season ago, Creekmur coached three throwers who qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, all three of whom also cracked Miami's all-time top-10 in two events, including Rob Stein, who ranks third in the shot put. In addition, he helped Jordan Goffena earn Second-Team All-MAC by earning runner-up in the decathlon at the MAC Championships while also guiding him to the third-best decathlon score in school history. Creekmur oversaw two other athletes crack the decathlon top-10 at Miami as well, while Tyler Yee posted the fourth-best javelin mark in school history under Creekmur's watch last year.

Creekmur guided four of his athletes to berths in the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in 2010-11 while two, Michael McCarty (decathlon) and Adam Ruiz (shot put), earned All-MAC honors with runner-up finishes at the MAC Championships. In 2010, under Creekmur's tutelage, John Gausmann earned a berth in the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the discus after posting the seventh-best throw in school history, giving Creekmur eight East Prelims qualifiers in the last three seasons.

In the last three years (2010-12), Creekmur's athletes have posted 15 top-10 marks at Miami, including two in the top three. In 2009, Creekmur helped Kevin Dwyer set the post-1985 decathlon school record while he coached Dwyer to back-to-back NCAA Championships, as Dwyer claimed 13th in the decathlon in 2009, one place shy of All-America status, and finished 19th in 2008.

In 2008, with Creekmur's assistance, high jumper Travis Brumm earned All-Mideast Region honors, as he placed sixth at the regional meet, just missing a spot in the NCAA Championships.

Numerous athletes have also set career-best performances under Creekmur's tutelage, including thrower Dan Beach, who moved to third on the Miami all-time top-10 list in the hammer throw (194-8), while half of the top-10 javelin list consists of Creekmur's athletes. Five decathletes have also cracked the top-10 under Creekmur's watch, including Dwyer first (7,453), Goffena third (7,314), and McCarty fifth (7,016), while Creekmur himself sits seventh all-time (6,899).

Familiar with both the Miami program and the MAC, Creekmur was a four-year letterwinner with the RedHawks (2003-06) and finished in the top eight in the decathlon in each of his final three seasons, including a MAC runner-up finish as a junior. A Second-Team All-MAC honoree in 2005, Creekmur also earned MAC Track Athlete of the Week honors on March 22, 2005, after winning the decathlon at the Florida State Invitational.

In his final season in Oxford, Creekmur put the finishing touches on an impressive college career, turning in an eighth-place heptathlon finish at the U.S. Indoor Nationals and a fourth-place decathlon finish at the MAC Championships. In addition to Creekmur's decathlon mark, he also left Miami as the school record holder in the heptathlon with 5,399 points.

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist All-America honoree as a senior, Creekmur graduated from Miami in May 2006 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. He then earned his master's degree at Miami in exercise science in May 2011. Creekmur has earned his Level I certification in the USA Track and Field coaching program.

 

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