Michael Coleman

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Ruston, La.

High School:
Ruston HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Sprints

Birthdate:
01/26/1987

Experience:
3L

Major:
Sociology

Michael Coleman

2009: Opened the indoor season with a 6.92 time in the prelims of the 60m dash at the Lincoln Hilton Memorial (1/16), advancing to the finals where he ran 6.98 to finish 11th... Ran 6.91 in the 60m dash prelims at the Razorback Invitational (1/23) before running 6.93 in the finals to finish eighth while also running 21.64 in the 200m to finish sixth... At the Texas A&M Invitational (2/13), ran 21.56 in the 200m to place ninth while running 6.84 in the prelims of the 60m dash to advance to the finals, where he finished fifth with a time of 6.86... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/27), recorded the fastest times in the WAC in both the 60m dash and 200m, running 6.79 in the 60m prelims before winning the WAC title in the finals with a time of 6.75... In the 200m prelims at the WAC Indoor Championships (2/27), ran 21.48 to get the top seed in the finals where he ran 21.29 to win his second WAC title of the year... Redshirted outdoor season.

2008: Earned All-WAC honors for the outdoor and indoor season...Named to All-LSWA team...Won the 60m at the indoor Championships, setting a school and arena record time of 6.68 seconds... won the men's 100 at 10.34 in the outdoor WAC Championships Finished second in the 200 at the WAC outdoor Championships with a personal best time of 20.68 behind team mate Albert Fullwood...A member of the 4X100 and 4X400 relay teams that took first in both events at the WAC outdoor Championships...Placed 18th in the 60m at the NCAA indoor National Championships at 6.86 seconds...Part of a 4X100 outdoor relay team that placed ninth in the nation at the NCAA National Championships...Placed 19th in the country in the 200m at the outdoor NCAA Championships with a time of 21.21.

2007: Named a 2007 All-American... named All-WAC for the 2007 Indoor season... Earned All-LSWA honors for outdoor track... finished tenth nationally in the men's outdoor 100-meter dash with a time of 10.26 seconds...advanced to the finals in the Mideast Regional in the 100 and 200... Named 2007 WAC outdoor Performer of the Year... finished with an individual WAC outdoor championship in the men's 4x400, 4x100, 200, and 100... Finished runner up in the men's 200 with a time of 21.31 in the 2007 WAC Indoor Championships... took second in the men's 60 at the WAC indoor championships on a mark of 6.73 for an NCAA provisional mark.

2006: WAC outdoor Freshman of the Year for his efforts at the WAC Championships... Got himself an individual championship with a run of 21.21 in the men's 200 at the 2006 WAC Outdoor Championships as well as runner up in 100 meters with a time of 10.54 seconds...Finished seventh in the 60 at the WAC indoor Championships with a time of 6.95 seconds...Placed third at the WAC indoor championships in the 200 with a time of 21.91 seconds.

High School: Lettered two years under Dave Anderson for the Ruston High School Bearcats... named first team all-area as a junior... helped lead the Bearcats to a state title in 2004... Named all-district in football as a senior... named all-state in track 2004 and 2005... Helped lead the Bearcats to district titles junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Son of Alverne and Charles Coleman... has one brother, Vincent... has two sisters, Tasha and Sherie... Born January 26, 1987 in Ruston, La.... Chose LA Tech over Louisiana-Monroe, and Northwestern State... Majoring in sociology.