David Dumble Named ASU Assistant Track and Field Coach for Throws

Aug. 15, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- David Dumble, a former two-time NCAA All-American in the discus, has been named the Arizona State assistant track and field coach for throws, head coach Greg Kraft announced today. Dumble replaces his older sister, Dawn, who left ASU to pursue a teaching career in her hometown of Bakersfield, Calif.

Dumble comes to ASU from Virginia Tech, where he as an assistant track and field coach for throws for one year. His appointment with the Sun Devils is his second collegiate coaching position.

'David was clearly the best candidate for the position,' Kraft said. 'Philosophically he is very similar to Dawn and he fits well with our program. Recruiting for Virginia Tech, he landed arguably the best thrower in the nation. David brings a lot of enthusiasm to the position. We're very happy to have him.'

Like his sister Dawn, David attended UCLA where competed under Bruin coach Art Venegas. Dumble twice earned All-America honors in the discus at the NCAA Championships, placing third in 1997 and eighth in 1996. Dumble also captained the '97 Bruin men's squad and his UCLA best effort of 197 feet, 11 inches ranks 10th all-time in school history.

'I'm excited to be back in the Pac-10,' Dumble said. 'It's a level of competition I am familiar with and can really relate to now from a coaching standpoint.'

Dumble received his bachelor's degree in environmental studies from UCLA. He attended Bakersfield College prior to his stint in Westwood, where he was a junior college state champion in the discus.

Prior to his first collegiate coaching position at Virginia Tech, Dumble competed for Reebok for three years. He competed at the 2000 Olympic trials and at the U.S.A. nationals twice. His personal best discus throw is 207 feet.

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