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Drew Morano
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Colorado State

Drew Morano is in his fifth year as the assistant coach for sprints and hurdles at Colorado, his sixth year with the program as he was a volunteer in 2009.

       Morano coached two of CU’s all-time best sprinters in Jeremy Dodson and Joe Morris. Dodson is the Buffaloes’ indoor and outdoor 200-meter dash record holder and is a member of the record setting 4x100-meter relay team. Dodson qualified for nationals in 2010 in the 200 and with the 4x100. He advanced to the 200 finals and earned his highest finish by placing fifth for this third All-American honor at CU. Professionally Dodson went on to place third in the 200 at the 2011 USATF Championships, earning a spot on the U.S. roster for the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

       Morano coached Joe Morris to the CU 60-meter record (6.57) in 2013 at the Air Force All-Comers Meet. Morris ran the fastest non-elevation time in school history at the NCAA Indoor Championships, running 6.66 in the prelims. He finished as a four-time All-American (three indoors and one outdoors).

       The 4x100 relay had an excellent showing during the 2010 season, running the eighth best time in school history during the first round of nationals (39.91). 

       Most recently in 2013, Morano coached sophomore Eileen Gehring to the CU 200 (23.80) and 400 records (53.23). She is also a member of the record-setting indoor 4x400 relay (3:43.52).  Gehring broke her 400 record that she set as a freshman in 2012 after winning the Olympic Development section at Mt. SAC.

       Morano was a standout at Colorado State University in the 200 and 400 and earned four letters as a Ram. He was named All-Mountain West Conference six times (three indoor and three outdoor). Morano currently owns the CSU school records in the indoor (46.74) and outdoor 400 (45.65). He was a three-time MWC Champion and a two-time runner-up in the 400. Morano qualified for the NCAA Championship and the U.S. Olympic trials in 2008.

       The 2007 graduate of CSU earned a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science. Morano graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 2003 and earned letters in football, track and baseball. 

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