Women's Track

Scott McLeod
Scott McLeod

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
Fifth Season


Scott McLeod has a long association with Georgetown University. A 1996 graduate of the University, McLeod came on board as an assistant coach in August 2003. He will direct the men's and women's sprints, mid-distance and long hurdles, while also overseeing the program's academic and administrative duties.

McLeod has been instrumental in the continuing development of juniors Kenny Mitchell, Terrell Gissendanner and Buky Bamigboye, along with sophomore Danny Harris. Last season, Mitchell broke the school record in the indoor 60m (6.80) and the outdoor 100m (10.44), while scoring in two events at both the indoor and outdoor BIG EAST Championships. Gissendanner was third in the indoor 60m hurdles for the second-straight season. He earned his third All-BIG EAST honors, having placed second in the 110m hurdles, an event in which he owns the program record, at the 2006 outdoor conference championship.

Bamigboye, who is Georgetown's record holder in the Heptathlon and Pentathlon, emerged as one of the top 400m hurdlers during the 2007 outdoor season. She won the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship and ranked among the top-30 student-athletes in the country (59.01). Harris has seen great strides in his development as a 400 and 800m runner, improving from 1:55.13 as a high school senior to 1:51.84 as a freshman in the 800m and qualifying for the USATF Jr. National Championship.

McLeod, who has a USATF Level II certification in sprints and hurdles, was among the coaches who were named 2007 Staff of the Year, after helping the Georgetown women win the BIG EAST Indoor Championship, its first since 2001 and sixth overall.

In 2005, McLeod coached Leilani Greene to the Georgetown indoor record in the pole vault and runner-up honors at the indoor and outdoor BIG EAST Championships.

McLeod was a standout student-athlete on the Hoyas' track & field team from 1992-96. He served as team captain during his junior and senior years and was a member of numerous indoor and outdoor BIG EAST and IC4A Champion relay teams. McLeod helped lead the Hoyas to three indoor and three outdoor conference titles.

Upon graduation from the Hilltop in 1996, McLeod worked as a budget analyst in the Office of Information Technology at the Federal Aviation Administration. After leaving the FAA, McLeod became a financial analyst for MCI-Worldcom and later moved on to take a supervisor position at Teligent, Inc. Prior to his tenure as assistant coach, he served as a University Budget Analyst in Georgetown University's Office of Financial Affairs.

In addition to his athletic and professional accomplishments, McLeod has a longstanding record of service in the community, which includes mentoring children at the Big Apple Games in New York City, serving as a volunteer Big Brother for D.C. Works and tutoring students in the Georgetown Children's House.

McLeod, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., had a prolific career at Bishop Ford High School. His run highlights included a fifth-place finish at the New York state cross country meet, a 12th place finish at the Kinney Northeast Regional, national champion performances in the 4x800m and distance medley relays and Penn Relays runner-up honors in the same events.

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