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Track and Field Names Assistant Coaches
08/25/2006

FROSTBURG, Md. - Cassie Stilley and Chris Burns have been named graduate assistant coaches for the Frostburg State track and field programs recently announced by head coach Felix Moreno.

Stilley, a certified USA Track and Field Level II endurance instructor, joins the Frostburg State staff after serving as the assistant track and field coach at Christopher Newport in Newport News, Va.

She developed new weightlifting and running programs, monitored athletes and assisted with record keeping at competitions.

While a part of the CNU staff, she served as an educator for the Virginia Air and Space Center instructing children in history, geology, astronomy and physics.

As an athlete, Stilley excelled in both cross country and track and field at Division I North Carolina State. In her sophomore and junior seasons, she was a member of the cross country team that captured the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship.

While with the track and field team, she earned All-ACC honors as a freshman after capturing the conference title in the distance medley relay.

That same year, she captured eighth in the mile run at the indoor championships. As a sophomore, she finished fifth in the 800-meter run (2:13) in the league outdoor championships.

Stilley earned her bachelor of science degree in natural resource policy and administration from NCSU in 2000.

Burns comes to FSU from the College of New Jersey where he was a four-year member of the cross country team. In the spring of his senior year at TCNJ, he was the assistant track and field coach at Northern Burlington Middle School.

He coached the sprinters, jumpers and relay teams for the track program as well as develop workouts, drills and strength and conditioning exercises.

Burns is also an avid cyclist, planning and organizing a nine-week trip from Annapolis, Md. to San Francisco, Ca. that supported Habitat for Humanity in the summer of 2005. He organized lodging, ordered bikes and raised funds.

He also races competitively, placing third at the Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb that same summer.

Burns earned his bachelor of science degree in health and physical education from TCNJ in August of 2005. He is pursuing his master’s degree in education at Frostburg State.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu