The University of Tennessee at Martin athletics director Kurt McGuffin announced the hiring of Jolyta Henderson as the fifth head track and field coach in UT Martin’s Division-I history. Henderson has been on staff with UT Martin for 3 years and at only 25 years old she became the youngest female African American head coach in Ohio Valley Conference history. A former collegiate athlete herself, Henderson competed in sprints, jumps, and hurdles at Murray State University. Over the course of the last three seasons, UT Martin has seen the roster grow to over 50 members while recording numerous school records.
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