Shelly-Ann Gallimore enters her ninth season as an assistant coach with West Virginia University’s track and field coaching staff after working with the Mountaineers for two seasons as a graduate assistant.
Her duties include designing and administering training plans for the horizontal and vertical jump groups, as well as assisting with meet management for all home track meets. Under her tutelage, she has coached a USA Juniors trial, several NCAA Regional qualifiers in the high jump and NCAA Championship qualifiers in the triple jump.
During the 2016 season, eight Mountaineers qualified to compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, two of which were Gallimore’s jumpers, Shamoya McNeil and Hannah Stone. McNeil competed in the triple jump, placing 30th overall and Stone placed 27th in the high jump. That same year, McNeil set a career best and the second best mark in the triple jump in WVU indoor history at the Big 12 Indoor Championship, marking 12.82 meters and set the third best mark in outdoor history, marking 12.76 meters. Gallimore played an integral role in assisting eight Mountaineers earn all-big 12 honors at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship and seven at the indoor championship.
In 2015, Gallimore coached Shamoya McNeil to a qualifying triple jump mark of 12.81 meters, and a season best at the NCAA Preliminary rounds. McNeil was ranked at No. 24 in the event going into the championship.
In 2014, Gallimore coached Stormy Nesbit to First Team All-America status and an eighth place showing in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. She also helped Marsielle McBeam and Hannah Stone to top-five finishes in the High Jump at the Big 12 Championship.
She helped Nesbit break the school record in the triple jump as she earned a 13.07-meter jump at the 2012 ECAC Championships. Three long jumpers (Chelsea Carrier-Eades, Nesbit, Meghan Mock) placed second through fourth at the Big East Outdoor Championships, and high jumper Sydney Cummings earned a career-best height of 1.77 meters at the NCAA East Regional, the fourth-best height in WVU history.
In 2011, she was instrumental in helping high jumper Katelyn Williams and long jumper Meghan Mock earn their first ever All-America honors through close supervision and strength and conditioning modifications.
In 2010, Gallimore aided multi-event student-athlete Chelsea Carrier-Eades with her jumps as she earned her first-ever All-America status in the pentathlon and Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year honors during the indoor season.
During the outdoor season, Gallimore saw junior Katelyn Williams to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, as the first high-jumper to represent WVU at the national championships since 1990.
In 2009, she aided Williams to the 2009 Canadian Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Toronto, where she cleared 1.71-meters, while Natasha Redman jumped a personal-best 1.75-meters at the Duke/Asics Invitational to qualify for the NCAA Regionals.
Gallimore, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, was successful as a student-athlete winning a 2001 NCAA Championship in the triple jump. The All-American also was a two-time SEC champion in the triple jump for Auburn. After her 2004 graduation, Gallimore spent time as a volunteer coach at her alma mater.
Gallimore also has years of international experience under her belt. She placed seventh in the triple jump at the 2000 World Juniors as part of the Jamaican National Team.
Gallimore earned her bachelors’ degree in marketing from Auburn and her master’s degree in physical education from West Virginia in 2008.