The Tiffin University Track and Field program has announced some promotions and an addition to their 2019-20 coaching staff.
Ray Robinson has been promoted to Associate Head Track and Field Coach, while Nikki Hintze has been moved up to Associate Head Cross Country Coach. In addition, Andrew Sweeney has joined the Track and Field staff as a distance coach.
Nikki is a 2007 Heidelberg College graduate with a degree in Sports Management and business where she captained the cross country and track and field squads. Coach Hintze won multiple OAC titles in Indoor and Outdoor track and was also an NCAA Championships Qualifier while graduating with 5 school records. Nikki obtained her Master's degree in Business Leadership from Tiffin University in 2011. After graduating from Heidelberg, she began working at Tiffin University and is currently the Executive Director for Online & Graduate Enrollment Management.
Collegiately, Andrew competed at the University of Missouri as a freshman before finishing his remaining eligibility at Binghamton University, where he earned a Bachelor's in English in 2016 and a Master's in Education in 2017. He was a 5-time conference academic honor roll member, and was inducted into the National College Athlete Honor Society in 2016. Before college, he had a standout career at Rush-Henrietta High School in Rochester, N.Y. as a key member of their nationally ranked cross country team and track & field relays. Andrew holds a USA Track & Field Level 1 coaching certification.