Davina Orieukwu
Davina  Orieukwu

Last College:
Ole Miss

Position:
Assistant Coach

Graduated:
2010

Davina Orieukwu joined the LA Tech Family in summer 2015, working with the throwers in the track and field program.

Orieukwu came to Ruston after serving as the track and field coach at Norman (Okla.) High School for two years while also jointly serving as the coach at Alcott (Okla.) Middle School. At Norman High, Orieukwu coached Oklahoma's 2014 discus and 2015 shot put state champion, Marissa Fleck, in her sophomore and junior years, respectively.

Prior to that she was a volunteer coach with the Sonics Youth Track and Field Club in Houston, coaching two Junior Olympic medalist.

Orieukwu got her coaching start at Sam Houston State during the 2012 season. At Sam Houston, she coached Morgan Davis to an SLC Indoor title in the pentathlon and a silver medal in the outdoor heptathlon while Preston Sanders won silver in the indoor shot put and bronze in the outdoor shot put at the SLC Championships. Decathlete Matt Johnson, also coached by Orieukwu, went on to compete at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico -- finishing 10th in the decathlon iwht 6,929 points -- and also as a member of the 2012 USA Pan American Cup team that competed in Ottawa, Canada.

She is a member of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).

Orieukwu graduated from Ole Miss in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. She was a member of the Rebels track and field program from 2006-10. She received her master's degree in criminal justice security studies from Sam Houston State in 2012 and then earned a master's degree in adult and higher education with an emphasis on intercollegiate athletic administration from Oklahoama in 2015.

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