October 6, 2008


Rhode Island College Names Peter Gbaa Assistant Menís Track and Field Coach


Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Yudehwheh Peter Gbaa as an assistant menís and womenís track and field coach. He will assist Head Coach Kevin Jackson with all phases of the RIC indoor and outdoor track and field program.




Gbaa was previously a volunteer coach with the Providence Cobras, working with boys and girls in the hurdles, as well as, the long and triple jump events, in both 2007 and 2008.


The Liberian native earned All-Atlantic 10 honors in both menís soccer and track while at the University of Rhode Island from 2005-08. Gbaa earned All-Atlantic 10, All-New England and All-Regional honors in track for the Rams during his career.


He earned All-American honors in the triple jump and as part of the 4x400 meter relay while at Lincoln University in 2004-05. Gbaa also played soccer for the Lions.


While at Hope High School, he garnered All-New England honors in soccer to go along with All-American honors in the triple jump and the 55, 60 and 110 meter hurdles in track. He holds the Rhode Island state records in the 55, 60 and 110 meter hurdles.


He earned a bachelorís degree in sociology from the University of Rhode Island in 2008.


Gbaa is single and resides in Providence.