Drew Morano is in his fourth year as the assistant coach for sprints and hurdles at Colorado, his fifth year with the program as he was a volunteer in 2009.
Morano has coached one of CU’s all-time best sprinters in Jeremy Dodson. 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 100 and 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.
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).
Morano coached Joe Morris to the CU 60-meter record (6.63) in his first meet as a Buff in 2011 at the Potts Invite. Morris ran the fastest non-elevation time in school history at the NCAA Indoor Championships, running 6.66 in the prelims. He is a two-time indoor All-American.
Most recently in 2012, Morano coached freshman Eileen Gehring to the CU 400 record (54.21). She was also a member of the record-setting 4x400 relay (3:45.11).
Morano was a standout at Colorado State University in the 200 and 400-meter dashes 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.