Jason Kilgore returned to his alma mater July of 2013 to take over the reins of the West Chester University men's and women's track & field program. It marks his second tour of duty at West Chester.
In 2014 both the men's and women's programs scored more points at the PSAC meet, with the men moving up to finish 6th at the PSAC Outdoor championship meet. 2014 saw 9 new school records established, 5 NCAA provisional qualifying marks and countless new additions to the WCU all time top 10 list.
Kilgore, a 2005 graduate of West Chester University, returns to his alma mater after three seasons at Alvernia University where he was the head track & field and cross country coach. Kilgore headed up West Chester’s women’s track & field and cross country team from 2006-08, before leaving to become an assistant at Lafayette College for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
At West Chester, Kilgore will run the men’s and women’s track & field program. His specialty lies with the development of sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, and multi-event athletes. He will oversee three assistant coaches as Kilgore attempts to continue the Golden Rams’ climb in the PSAC standings.
During his previous tenure at West Chester University, Kilgore coached seven All-Americans, 22 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champions, 24 NCAA Division II provisional qualifiers, 65 All-PSAC student-athletes and three PSAC record holders. Kilgore was instrumental in the development of Eric Broadbent, who later went on to a pro career in track & field as a multi-event performer.
While at Alvernia, Kilgore oversaw the program’s first All-American, 5 NCAA Division III qualifiers, 13 Middle Atlantic Conference champions and helped both cross country squads earn their best conference finishes since joining the MAC. He also served as the Fitness Center Coordinator for Alvernia University.
As an Assistant Track and Field Coach at Division I Lafayette College, Kilgore was responsible for the creation and implementation of the training programs for sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. He coached 9 Patriot League Champions, 5 All-East honorees, 8 school records and 18 All-Patriot League honorees.
Kilgore received his bachelor’s of science degree from West Chester University in Kinesiology with a minor in Athletic Coaching and Special Education. He earned a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. He holds a USATF Level 2 certification in Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps and Relays while also earning USTFCCCA Specialist certifications in jumps and sprints/hurdles.