The Cottey College Comets athletic staff is excited to announce the hiring of Ms. Rose Howell as the head coach for Cottey’s cross country and track program. She replaces Tony Skiles who left at the end of the year. Howell comes to Cottey with extensive knowledge in cross country and track at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) level. Howell was an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s cross country, track and field program at her alma matter, Nova Southeastern University for the past two years. Prior to Nova, Howell had stints coaching at Purdue University Northwest and University of La Verne.
“I would like to thank Stephanie Beason and all those involved in the hiring process for giving me the opportunity to represent Cottey College and lead the Comets cross country and track program,” said Howell. “In the short time that I have gotten to know Cottey and its community, it is evident how proudly and strongly they practice their core values on a daily basis. The passion to educate and support young women as they become responsible and respecting ‘learners, leaders, and citizens’ is clear and I am honored to be chosen to share in these values.
“After meeting the young women on the cross country and track team, I am overjoyed to see the dedication and excitement they share for our team and our sport. We are all excited to hit the ground running and help this program reach its full potential on the course and in the classroom.”
Howell has a Master of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in management and leadership from University of La Verne and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University. Howell is USA Track and Field Level 1 certified.
Howell began her duties as head coach on June 1.