David Woolley enters his sixth season with the University of Michigan track and field team. The sixth-year assistant coach will work with the pole vaulters.
In 2006, under the tutelage of Woolley, Kelly Catino earned All-Big Ten Outdoor Second Team honors in the pole vault. Kristen Pearson also added points for the Maize and Blue in the Big Ten Outdoors, taking eighth. Three of his vaulters scored at Big Ten Outdoors, while Woolley helped Elizabeth Boyle shatter Michigan's pole vaulting record books, setting a new indoor-best 12-11 3/4 in 2003 and an outdoor-best 13-6 1/4. Boyle became the first Wolverine to clear 13 feet and won the Big Ten pole vault title in 2004, becoming Michigan's first women's Big Ten individual pole vault champion.He also helped guide Lynn Gasparella and Kelly Catino to fourth and seventh place finishes respectively at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
A three-year pole vaulter for the Wolverines' track and field team (1981-84), Woolley finished with a personal-best runner-up showing at the 1984 Big Ten Indoor Championships.
Before joining the Maize and Blue, he attended Morehead State University during the 1980-81 school year. As an Eagle, Woolley placed third during the indoor season and was the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor champion In national competition, he was a two-time Canadian junior champion capturing titles in 1979 and `80. Woolley also earned a gold medal at the 1980 Junior Pan American Games.
Woolley owns and operates DK Woolley Construction in Ann Arbor. He and his two daughters, Cassandra and Vanessa reside in Ann Arbor.
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