Tim Duckworth, Jordan Pingel Join Track and Field Coaching Staff

Tim Duckworth, Jordan Pingel Join Track and Field Coaching Staff

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Alabama track and field and cross country head coach Dan Waters added Tim Duckworth and Jordan Pingel to the program’s coaching staff, Waters announced on Thursday.

Duckworth arrives in Tuscaloosa after recently serving as a volunteer assistant coach with Washington for three seasons. The decorated student-athlete was a two-time NCAA champion in 2018 (indoor heptathlon, outdoor decathlon), and found success on the international stage as a three-time British champion. Duckworth currently holds the British indoor heptathlon record at 6,188 points.

Pingel joins the Crimson Tide staff after previously serving as an assistant coach the last two seasons with California Baptist. In his first season with the Lancers (2021), the former two-time all-conference student-athlete helped guide the CBU men’s program to a Western Atlantic Conference title. Just last season, Pingel and the Lancers earned a perfect sweep at the WAC Championships, before securing program-firsts West Regional and National Championships appearances.

What Head Coach Dan Waters Said

“We are very excited to welcome Tim and Jordan to Tuscaloosa. Their addition complements and adds to, what I consider, one of the best coaching staffs in the country, and allows us to further expand our program goals, while also providing more individualized coaching to our team. They bring a lot of energy and passion for the sport that will allow us to increase the student-athlete experience here at Alabama. We can’t wait for the season to start and for them to help prepare us for an exciting year.”

What Assistant Coach Tim Duckworth Said

“I want to thank Coach Waters for this amazing opportunity to work with an amazing staff and team. Roll Tide!”

Tim Duckworth | The Resume

  • Two-time NCAA champion (2018 indoor heptathlon, 2018 outdoor decathlon)
  • Three-time British champion (twice in long jump, once in decathlon)
  • British record-holder in the indoor heptathlon (6,188 pts)
  • Silver medalist at the 2019 European Indoor Championships (heptathlon, 6,156 pts)
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach at Washington (2020-23)

    • Worked with combine-event athletes, as well as horizontal and vertical jumps
    • Helped coach multiple All-Americans in pole vault and the combine events (2023 season)

  • Student-athlete at Kentucky (2014-18)

    • Three-time First Team All-American
    • 2018 National Indoor Field Athlete of the Year (USTFCCCA)
    • 2018…

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