Track and Field Coaching Staff
Colin Boevers
Assistant Coach - Throws
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach - Throws
Alma Mater: Kentucky
Graduating Year: 2011
Major: Community Comm. and L'ship Dev

Since his return to Norman to be the assistant coach for the throws group prior to the 2016-2017 season, Colin Boevers has coached the throws student-athletes to four first team All-America honors, three second team honors, and four Big 12 conference crowns. He has seen his throws student-athletes rise up the Sooners’ top-10 all-time performance lists, with two school-record holders (weight throw, discus throw) and more than two student-athletes holding spots on the men’s indoor and outdoor shot put and weight throw, women’s weight throw, hammer throw, discus, and shot put, and one student-athlete in the program top 10 for the javelin throw.

Colin Boevers returned to Norman during the summer of 2016 to coach the throwers. He came to Norman from Miami of Ohio where he coached 10 student-athletes to 15 top-10 marks in program history and worked as a member of a coaching staff that helped the teams improve their annual performance in the MAC Conference Championships. In 2015, he coached Amelia Strickler to All-America honors in the indoor and outdoor shot put, the first woman in RedHawk history to earn All-America honors.  She also set school records in both under his watch.

During the 2015-16 season, he took on additional duties as the program hired a new head coach. Those duties included planning travel for cross country, managing the recruiting for the throws area and assisting with recruiting for all areas of the team.

While at OU as a volunteer throws coach in 2013-14, he worked on daily basis with OU’s throwers as he enhanced his knowledge of the technical aspects related to throwing the shot, hammer, discus and javelin. He helped with one-on-one event coaching.

Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Boevers worked as a marketing analyst/media coordinator for Chatham Communications.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in community communications and leadership development in 2011 from the University of Kentucky. In his senior season at Kentucky, Boevers moved onto the all-time in the discus, ranking sixth with a 196-0.

He and his wife, Allison, who is serving as a volunteer coach at OU, welcomed their first child, a daughter named Wren, in December 2016.