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Ninow Promoted To Associate Head Coach

Jun 28, 2021

SEATTLE – Another season featuring school records, Pac-12 podium spots, and First Team All-America honors has led to Husky throws coach Andrew Ninow being promoted to Associate Head Coach of Washington Track & Field.
 
Ninow joins Toby Stevenson as Associate Head Coaches. Expanding Ninow's role and maintaining the momentum of the Husky throwers was paramount to Director of Track & Field Maurica Powell and Head Coach Andy Powell.
 
"Andrew Ninow is a tremendous asset to our program here at Washington, professionally and also as a person," said Maurica Powell. "His values align entirely with those we strive to uphold as a department, and his coaching record speaks for itself. Andy and I feel very fortunate that Andrew will expand his skill set in this new role, and we are truly grateful for his expertise and work ethic on our staff."
 
In the past three years, Ninow's throwers have broken four different school records and earned ten All-America honors, including four First Team All-America honors.
 
Along with school records in the women's hammer throw, men's and women's weight throws, and women's indoor shot put, Ninow's athletes have combined for 30 marks in the Husky top-10 lists in just three indoor and two outdoor seasons.
 
"I'm honored and excited to be stepping into this new position within the UW track and field program," said Ninow. "Under the Powells' direction our teams have achieved so much, and I look forward to building upon that success in the years to come. We have an amazing group of athletes, staff and coaches and I'm privileged to work with them all."
 
At the 2021 Pac-12 Championships, the Husky men's throwers played a huge role in Washington posting one of its best team scores in school history. The throwers combined for 48 points, twenty points more than the next-best men's group. Elijah Mason became the first Husky to win consecutive Pac-12 discus titles, and Jonah Wilson (shot put), Dalton Sugg (javelin), and Zach Annanie (javelin) all had top-three finishes as well.
 
Two current Huskies, Jonah Wilson and Elijah Mason, and 2019 grad Denham Patricelli all qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials, just concluded in Eugene, Ore. Wilson placed 20th in the shot put at the Trials while Patricelli finished fifth in the javelin and Mason was 13th in the discus.
 
Including his prior coaching stops at Stanford and Kentucky, Ninow has had an NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier each of the past 12 years, and multiple qualifiers in 11 of 12 years. In ten of those years, he had at least one athlete score at NCAAs. At Kentucky his athletes broke seven school records, and put 40 marks into the UK Top-10. Ninow has coached one U.S. Olympian and two World Championships competitors.
 
Ninow was named the Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year award by the USTFCCCA in 2014. He also served as the throws coach for the U.S. Men's National Team at the 2015 NACAC Championships.

All-Americans under Ninow
2021

Elijah Mason, Discus, First Team
Jayden White, Hammer, Honorable Mention
Jayden White, Weight, Second Team
Jonah Wilson, Shot Put (o), First Team
Jonah Wilson, Shot Put (i), Second Team

No 2020 outdoor season

2019
Onyie Chibuogwu, Hammer, Second Team
Elijah Mason, Discus, First Team
Denham Patricelli, Javelin, First Team
Jonah Wilson, Discus, Honorable Mention
Jonah Wilson, Shot Put (o), Second Team

Pac-12 Podium Finishers under Ninow
2021

Elijah Mason, Discus, Champion
Dalton Sugg, Javelin, Second
Zach Annanie, Javelin, Third
Jonah Wilson, Shot Put, Third

No 2020 meet

2019
Elijah Mason, Discus, Champion
Denham Patricelli, Javelin, Second

School Records under Ninow
Onyie Chibuogwu, Hammer, 208-3
MaKayla Kelby, Shot Put (i), 53-7 3/4
Angel Nkwonta, Weight, 69-8 1/4
Jayden White, Weight, 71-8 1/4