Assistant Coach Sylvia Kamp
Only four years removed from a successful college career, Sylvia Kamp is ascending the NCAA coaching ladder quickly.
Kamp, who took the assistant cross country coach position at Florida on August 12, 2003, graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ken. Prevously, she already has enjoyed coaching stints at Butler University and Xavier University.
"Sylvia will be a great addition to the staff," Pigg said. "I think we will compliment each other well. She is young, energetic and mature and has a great passion for coaching and recruiting."
Most recently Kamp served as the interim head coach at Butler. At Butler she developed 30 Horizon League Conference individual champions, two NCAA qualifying cross country teams, eight NCAA individual track qualifiers, two All-American and two Academic All-Americans. In addition to her coaching duties, Kamp also taught Theory and Practice of Coaching Track and Field in Butler's College of Education.
Prior to her stay in Indianapolis, Kamp served as an assistant head coach at Xavier University for two years while earning a Masters of Education in Sports Administration.
At Centre College, Kamp earned bachelor's degrees in biology and history and was a four-year member of the track and cross-country teams. As team captain her last three years, Kamp earned All-SCAC cross country honors all four years and was named to the NCAA Division III All-Southwest Region team in 1998. She set school records in the distance medley relay and the 3,000 meters. In addition to her activities on the track, she earned several academic awards and served as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the Committee on Athletics and Recreation.
"I am excited to be working at a university that is so committed to cross country," Kamp said upon her hire. "It will be great to work with a staff with the same goals ... to make Florida cross country top in the SEC and to earn distance points on the track to contend for a national title." Kamp resides in Gainesville.