REDDING, Calif. — Simpson University Director of Athletics Tom Galbraith announced Oct. 16 the addition of men’s and women’s varsity track and field as the 13th and 14th varsity sports for the Red Hawks. Simpson will begin competition in the NAIA for outdoor track and field in the 2019-20 academic year.
The Red Hawks already compete as a member of the California Pacific Conference in men’s and women’s cross country and will continue to field teams in those running sports in addition to the incoming track and field programs.
The school will begin an immediate search for a head coach to lead both new programs.
The addition of track and field is part of new strategic initiatives initiated by newly inaugurated President Norm Hall to grow the institution’s enrollment and apply emphasis on net-revenue-generating programs, both co-curricular and curricular.
Currently, 190 NAIA institutions compete in men’s outdoor track and field, and 195 compete in women’s outdoor track and field.
Learn more about Simpson Athletics at simpsonredhawks.com.
Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university will celebrate its centennial in 2021. Simpson was named as one of the 2018 Colleges of Distinction. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing, A.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.