SACRAMENTO, California – Sacramento State Athletics Director Kenny McDaniel has announced the addition of Jasmyne Graham as the team’s sprint and hurdles coach. Graham will work with the Hornets’ male and female student athletes in all events from altitude over 400 metres.
Graham was most recently assistant coach at New Mexico for the past two seasons. This past spring, she coached Rivaldo Leacock to a landing at the NCAA Div. I’m the outdoor champion in the 400 hurdles.
“This is a form of home rental,” says McDaniel. “Jasmyne will be a phenomenal asset to our sprint and hurdles program. She has a natural ability to draw people to her side with her personality, which will do her very well. What stands out to me about Jasmyne is the system she has been a part of in her athletics and coaching experience.While at USC, she learned about Caryl Smith Gilbert’s system. , who is currently at the University of Georgia, and her second at UNLV under the leadership of Yvonne and Larry Wade, who are among the best hurdles coaches in the world.”
Graham began his undergraduate career at USC before spending the last two years at UNLV. With Rebels, she set school records with a 100 hurdles time of 13.07 and a 60 hurdles time of 8.33. She won the second All-American team title in 2019 in the 100H and was a Mountain West Conference all-time honoree in the 100H and long jump. In the 2019 indoor season, she was named All-Mountain West in the 60 hurdles and long jump after placing third in both events at the collegiate championships.
While at USC, Graham finished fourth in the 100 hurdles at the 2016 Pac-12 Championship and competed in the NCAA Western Preliminaries.
A 2015 graduate from Roosevelt High School, she was the California state champion in both the 100H and the 300H in 2015 and was named the California Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year.