Columbia College would like to introduce its newest assistant Track and Field Coach, Eric N'Dri. N’Dri works primarily with CC’s sprinters, with a focus on the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter dash and 4x100 relay teams.
N’Dri was a 4 times Olympian and 7 times world championship representing his native country Ivory Coast
He maintained top 20 rankings in the world for 5 consecutive seasons. He set Central State Ohio's 100 meter school record, and Texas Relay meet College Division record in 2001. A two-time All-American as a student-athlete at Central State Ohio 2001. He was also a NAIA 100m and 200m National champion.
In 2012, Eric went to the London Olympics as the Sprinter/Technique Coach for the Ivory Coast National Team.
Prior to joing the Koalas staff Eric coached at Kempsville High, where he coached numerous high school national qualifiers and conference champions. After which he joined the coaching staff at Hampton University.
During his two-year stint at Hampton. N’Dri helped coach 11 athletes to All-MEAC indoor honors and five members received All-MEAC outdoor honors. 2016 Hampton University becomes the first HBCU to win the Men’s Indoor IC4A Championship. He helped Hampton won MEAC 2016 Women’s outdoor conference.
The coaching staff here at Columbia College is pleased and excited to have Eric join the staff and hopes that he will be able to help build upon the success of the track team.