Campus: CSU, Stanislaus -- January 24, 2000

Kim DuystWarrior Coach Chosen for 2001 World Championships

California State University, Stanislaus cross-country coach Kim Duyst has been chosen by USA Track & Field to be on the coaching staff of the 2001 IAAF World Championships. The meet will be held August 3-12, 2001in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

In her 14 years as coach at the University, Duyst is recognized locally and across the nation for her dedication and commitment to cross-country and track and field. She has turned the track and field and cross-country programs into leaders in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Under her leadership, the Warriors have set many new school records in both track and field and cross-country. In 1994, the men's track and field team placed fourth at the NCAA Division II National Championships, making it the first team in Warrior history to win a conference title.

Her newest honor as a member of the coaching staff for the 2001 Championships will be added to the list of past achievements:

  • Recent appointment (September 1999) to the NCAA Division II Track & Field Rules Committee

  • Senior Team Leader, women's cross-country World Championships, March 1998

  • President of NCAA Division II Track and Field Coaches Association, 1992-94

  • Assistant Manager for 1993 World University Games

  • Coach of the Year in the Northern California Athletic Conference for women's cross-country, 1991

  • Announcer for International Special Olympics Track & Field Meet, 1991

  • Co-Coach of the Year in the NCAC for men's track and field, 1989

  • CSU Stanislaus host to California Special Olympics Cross Country meet, 1988

  • Vice-President US Track and Field Coaches Association, 1992-1998

  • Western Regional Representative for Division II Cross Country, 3 years

  • Speaker at numerous clinics in California

  • Speaker at an all-sports clinic in Montana

Duyst holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wyoming. A native of Peru, N.Y., she came to CSU Stanislaus from coaching positions at the University of West Virginia and Syracuse University.

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