Howard Names Alum and Former Olympian, David Oliver Director of Track and Field Program

Written by Thomas Scott

September 7, 2017

Earlier today, Howard Athletic Director Kerry Davis announced the hiring of David Oliver as the new Director of Track and Field.

In 2004, David Oliver graduated from Howard University with a degree in Business Administration. During his tenure at Howard, Oliver won four consecutive MEAC 110 meter hurdle titles, was named an All-American, and even played wide receiver on the Bison football team.

Professionally Oliver won a Brozne medal in 110 meter hurdle during the 2008 Olympics. He also won a Gold medal in the 60 meter hurdles during  the 2008 USA Indoor Championship. Most impressively, Oliver remained in the top 10 world rankings for 11 consecutive seasons.

Howard University hopes the homegrown product can use his professional experience and familiarity with the University to build a top track and field program. Howard President Wayne Frederick explained:

“He (David Oliver) represents the best of what Howard University has produced. He understands that our focus in the classroom and on the field must be excellent and I’m confident that he will equip Howard athletes with the tools to ensure all-around success.”

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