Blue Demons Promote Williams-Townsend to Full-Time Assistant
Stephanie Williams-Townsend

July 29, 2014

CHICAGO – Head coach Dave Dopek has announced the promotion of Stephanie Williams-Townsend for his 2014-15 track and cross country coaching staff.

Williams-Townsend, a former four-year student-athlete at DePaul and 2009 graduate, has been working for the Blue Demon track and cross country programs for the last five seasons.

"It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce the promotion of Stephanie Williams-Townsend from part-time to full-time assistant coach," Dopek said.

"Watching her develop, first as a successful student-athlete and later as a young coach has been a gratifying experience. Her love for DePaul, the University’s mission, the art of coaching track, as well as the sport itself, has enabled her to develop into an exciting young coach with a bright future."

Williams-Townsend will work with both cross country and track athletes in a variety of areas.

"Adding Stephanie, a Lane Tech graduate, to the full-time staff will allow us to put her passion for recruiting Chicago and Midwest-area student-athletes to even greater use," Dopek said. "Over the course of the past nine years (four as a student-athlete, five as a coach), Stephanie has become a great representative of what DePaul athletics stand for."

Williams-Townsend led the Blue Demon sprinters throughout her four-year career at DePaul. As a senior, she was named the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2009 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, where she placed fourth in the 200-meter dash. The same year, Williams-Townsend set indoor records in the 60 and 200-meter dashes.

Williams-Townsend earned her undergraduate degree in Communication in June 2009. In June 2011, she was awarded a Master’s Degree from the College of Communication with a concentration in journalism after working two years as a Graduate Assistant.



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