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Bryan Compton
Position: Assistant Coach - Jumps, Throws, Multi-Events
Experience: 16 Years
Phone: 479-575-7491
Email: bcompton@uark.edu
Bryan Compton
Courtesy: Zach Lawson, Athletic Media Relations
Joining the Razorbacks in the fall of 1998, Bryan Compton has proven to Arkansas that he was an invaluable addition for its coaching staff. In 15 years of working with the Razorback field event personnel and multi-event competitors, Compton’s student- athletes have set 17 school records a total of 78 times, not including numerous heptathlon marks.

Compton’s role has grown since he first joined the Razorback staff and in the fall of 2012 he was charged with coaching all of the field and multi-event competitors. Prior to the change his main focus had been the vertical jumps, throws and assisting with the multis.

Since day one, Compton’s coaching has produced almost magical results and the most recent example of that is former Razorback heptathlete Makeba Alcide. The Southeastern Conference four-time champion and eight-time All-American set the NCAA record in the Pentathlon when she scored 4,569 points at 2013 Indoor SEC Championships. Alcide was also an accomplished high jumper and played a pivotal part in the Razorbacks’ run to the 2013 SEC Indoor Track Championship.

Perhaps the most decorated of all of Compton’s recruits and student-athletes was pole vaulter Tina Sutej. A finalist for the prestigious award, The Bowerman, in 2011, Sutej ender her stellar career at Arkansas as the collegiate record holder in the pole vault both indoors and out, a two-time national champion, five-time SEC Champion and five-time All-American. She was also named the national indoor and outdoor field athlete of the year by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Individually, Compton has also been recognized for his student-athletes success as he was named the 2005 USTFCCCA Mideast Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Arkansas’ team has also benefitted as each of the Razorbacks’ seven SEC track and field championships have come since he joined the staff as well as three of Arkansas’ four top-four national indoor finishes.

While Compton’s broad-range of talents has been on display throughout his tenure, his expertise in coaching the pole vault has long been his calling card. Over the past 14 years, Compton has coached nine pole vault student-athletes to an Olympic Games, 26 All-America honors, 11 SEC championships and five SEC championship records. The Razorback success in the event dates back to the turn of the century when April Steiner Bennett became the first woman in league history to clear the 13 and 14 foot marks.

In the throws, Compton has led Razorbacks to the program’s first ever SEC title in a throwing event and coached Marie LeJour to 2001 SEC Commissioner’s Trophy, an honor that goes to the individual high-point scorer at an SEC track championship. LeJour’s award made her the first non-distance runner from Arkansas to win.

As a high jump coach, Compton has also produced, leading former Razorback Jessica Johnson to a national runner-up finish and the first All-America honor by a high jumper in Arkansas history. Johnson also broke what was Arkansas’ longest-standing school records both indoor and out.

Alcide’s success in 2012 and 2013 highlights the Razorback multi-events, but she was certainly not the first to be thrust into the national spotlight. Former Razorbacks have gone on to compete at World Championships in the multis and earn 10 All-America honors.

Compton was also the architect for teammates who each scored 5,900-points in the heptathlon making Arkansas one of just a handful of schools to ever accomplish that feat.

Not only has Compton been an accomplished coach over the past 20-plus years but he was also a standout athlete in his own right. A varsity track athlete at Angelo State, Compton was a national qualifier for the NCAA Division II National Championships in both 1983 and 1984 in the long jump and the sprint relay.

Compton earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and biology from Angelo State in 1985. He has a son, Austin.

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