More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises
Tyshonda Hawkins sets school record in the 100m, wins 200m
Morrow wins at Alex Wilson, three Pirates earn first-place finishes at Va. Tech
The Pirate men finished third, while the women placed fourth
Kayla Padgett wins weight throw with school record mark of 20.03 meters
2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in the men's high jump and men's triple jump...Placed 11th in the Conference USA Indoor Championships in the men's high jump with a season-best mark of 1.91m (6-03.25)...Recorded a pair of top-five finishes in the triple jump...Placed fifth in the triple jump at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a mark of 14.77m (48-05.50) and notched a career-best mark of 14.80m (48-06.75) for a fifth-place finish at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier...His mark of 14.80m also ties him for fifth on the ECU Indoor Top 10 List...Posted a 12th-place finish at the Penn State National with a mark of 14.46m (47-05.25).
2011-12 Track & Field: Participated in the triple jump on five occasions during the indoor season...Placed second at the Conference USA Indoor Championships with a season-best mark of 14.65m...Earned a fourth-place finish at the Christopher Newport Invitational with a mark of 13.78m...Finished in the top 15 at both the SPIRE Invitational (14.18m) and Virginia Tech Invite (13.70m), while earning a top-20 finish at the Penn State National with a mark of 13.90m...Competed in the triple jump on five occasions during the outdoor season and earned four top-10 finishes...Placed second at North Carolina with a mark of 14.88m...Recorded a career-best mark of 14.94m at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships for a third place finish...Notched a mark of 14.61m for a fourth place finish at the Quad Meet...Placed 10th at Wake Forest with a mark of 13.81m.
2010-11 Track & Field: Did not participate in any indoor or outdoor events.
2009-10 Track & Field: Participated in the high and triple jump events during the indoor season ... Captured the event title in the triple jump at the UNC Invitational, recording a mark of 14.21 meters ... Finished sixth in the high jump and ninth in the triple jump at the C-USA Indoor Championships ... At the C-USA Outdoor Championships, took eighth in the high jump and seventh in the triple jump.
High School: As a sophomore, captured first place at the Evergreen League Championships in the triple jump as well as fourth in the high jump at the WIAA 2A state championships ... In his junior season, took first in the high jump at the league meet as well as the title in the triple jump at the state meet ... Went undefeated in the triple jump as a senior, setting the school record in the process, while winning the league, district and state championships ... Helped lead the Hawks to the 2A district title in his final campaign ... Earned varsity letters in football and track ... Received the Bonnie Evans Award for making a difference in the community ... Was a consistent honor roll performer...Lists his high school coach Phil Lonborg as the most influential person in his athletics career.
Personal: Born Miles Haywood Coats on January 18, 1991, in Olympia, Wash....Son of Ray and Rhonda Coats...Majoring in business administration and marketing...Has a cousin, Donti Coats, who played football at UNC Chapel Hill, a cousin, Earl Quash, who played basketball for East Carolina, a cousin, Tim Claiborne, who plays football for Malone University, and is the cousin of NBA Hall of Fame selection Elgin Baylor.