February 19, 2007


Rhode Island College Names Timothy Rudd Assistant Menís & Womenís Track and Field Coach


Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Timothy Rudd as an assistant menís and womenís track & field coach. Rudd will assist Head Coach Kevin Jackson with all phases of the program including recruiting, administering practices and meet coaching.


ďI consider this an excellent opportunity to come back to Rhode Island CollegeĒ, Rudd said. ďI am looking forward to helping Head Coach Kevin Jackson continue to build and improve the track and field program here at RIC.Ē


He is no stranger to Rhode Island College sports fans, having competed in cross country and indoor and outdoor track for the Anchormen. He was named to Rhode Island Collegeís All-75th Anniversary Menís Track Team in 2005. He left RIC as the indoor progamís all-time record-holder in the 600, 1,000, 1,500 and the 3,000 meters, as well as the distance medley relay, and the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay. Rudd still holds the school record for the top 1,500 meter time with a mark of 4:02.01, set in 2001-02, as well as the 4x400 and 4x800 meters times. During his indoor career, he earned numerous All-New England, All-ECAC and All-Alliance/Little East honors in several events.


The Warwick, Rhode Island native was also a standout in outdoor track, wrapping up his career in 2004. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors several times in both the 800 and 1,500 meters over the course of his career and was part of the school-record holding 4x400 meter relay team at the time of his graduation.


He also ran two seasons of cross country at RIC in 2002 and 2003. He was named a Distinguished Student-Athlete by the Speaker of the House and the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2002 and 2004.


Rudd earned a bachelorís degree in political science from Rhode Island College in 2004 and his currently working on his masterís degree in public administration at the University of Rhode Island.


He is currently a police officer for the City of Providence. He is single and resides in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.