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Lon Badeaux
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Southwestern Louisiana
Lon Badeaux, who prior to serving as the Red Wolves’ interim head track and field coach was an eight-year assistant with the program, was named ASU’s head track and field coach in 2007.

During his time at Arkansas State, Badeaux coached 47 Sun Belt Conference champions, seven school record holders, 29 regional qualifiers, 17 national qualifiers, five All-Americans and one Olympian. He was named runner-up for the 2004 Mondo National Assistant Coach of the Year for jumps and multi-events by the USA Track and Field Coaches for Division I-A. He was also named to the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Committee for scheduling.

“I am very excited to be ASU’s head track and field coach and very grateful to Dr. Lee for giving me this opportunity,” said Badeaux. “I look forward to putting together a great program that can build on its past success and great support from the community, athletic department and University. We want to be competitive on a national level and will continue to compete for conference championships.”

Most recently, Badeaux was a part of ASU’s 2006 Men’s Indoor Sun Belt Conference Championship and was serving as interim head coach when student-athlete James Jenkins was named All-America after an eighth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.

A native of New Iberia, La., Badeaux received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in health and physical education. He received his master’s degree in exercise science from Arkansas State University.

While at USL (now Louisiana-Lafayette), he set the indoor and outdoor records in the pole vault at 17-7 and 17-5, respectively. In 1996, he was awarded All-America status with a third-place finish in the NCAA Indoor Championships.

A certified USA Track and Field Level II coach, Badeaux originally came to ASU to train under local Olympian and pole vault coach Earl Bell.

Badeaux and his wife Amy have a four-year old son, Eli.

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