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Arizona Track and Field adds Lucais MacKay as Assistant Coach

Aug 30, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Track and Field program, led by Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Fred Harvey, today announces the addition of Lucais MacKay to the coaching staff as Assistant Coach in charge of the throws.

MacKay spent the past six years as an Assistant Track & Field Coach at Penn State and was named 2021 and 2017 Mid-Atlantic Men's Assistant Coach of the Year in outdoor track. He helped the Nittany Lions set school records in the men's weight throw (24.02m), men's hammer throw (72.70m), and the men's javelin (79.91m) during his time with the university.

"We are very excited to announce the hiring of Lucais MacKay as our next Assistant Coach in charge of our Throws program," said Coach Harvey. "We have a storied history of greatness here at the University of Arizona in our throwing events, and we feel Lucais will continue this great tradition. Please welcome Coach Lucais MacKay to "Wildcat Country".

He brings a wealth of success, knowledge, and championship-winning experience to the Wildcats with over 20 years of experience in Track & Field as a coach and student-athlete. MacKay helped lead Penn State to an NCAA Championship in the men's weight throw, 56 Big Ten Finalists, 20 Big Ten Medalists, and five Big Ten Championships.

Under the guidance of MacKay 27 student-athletes ranked in Penn State's All-Time Top-10 Outdoor Performances, 14 student-athletes were ranked in the Penn State All-Time Top 5 Indoor Performances, and Collin Burkhart qualified for the 2022 USA Team World U-20 team.

MacKay was a 12-time USATF Championship participant in the hammer throw from 2000-2012. MacKay was a finalist eight times in the hammer throw at the USATF Championships. He won an NCAA Championship in the hammer throw at Georgia in 2003.

While at the University of Georgia, Coach MacKay earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a Minor in Psychology in 2005. He earned a Master's Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration in June of 2012 from Concordia University, Irvine.