Nicole Farr enters her first season as an assistant coach for the men's and women's cross country and track and field teams. She coaches and recruits sprinters and hurdlers for the track program, and assists with cross country.
Most recently, Farr coached at Frostburg State University (Md.), where she served as a full-time assistant for the mid-distance and long-distance events. In addition, she coordinated academic monitoring for all cross country and track and field student-athletes.
In 2012, Farr earned a Master's Degree in Sport Administration from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). Her research examined former Division I and Division III student-athletes, and the impact of their college experiences on their lives beyond graduation. Using her final season of athletic eligibility in 2011, Farr competed on the Falcons' indoor track and field team. To conclude her college career, Farr placed fourth with her teammates in the distance medley relay (DMR) and eighth in the mile at the Indoor MAC Championships.
In 2010, Farr graduated from Calvin College (Mich.), with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management and Business Communications. She ran four years of cross country and track at Calvin, a perennial top-Division III program. In cross country, Farr gained All-Region Honors and competed at Nationals in 2008, where her team finished runner-up. On the track, Farr received All-American accolades with her DMR team in 2009, and she was an NCAA provisional qualifier in the 3000m steeplechase during her junior and senior seasons.
Farr was born and raised in Warrenville, Ill., and was a three-sport athlete at Wheaton Warrenville South High School.
Certifications: USATF Level 1 Coach, First Aid/CPR