Bob Omlin
Bob Omlin
Title: Asst. TF - Strength Training

Bob Omlin is in his ninth season on the Whitworth track and field coaching staff, but transitions into being the primary strength and condititiong coach this season after coaching the Whitworth vertical jumpers.

Omlin is a graduate of Quincy High School where he was a state-level standout Track & Field athlete in several events.  He rejoins Toby Schwarz after coaching with Schwarz at Pullman High School in 1996.

Since that time, Omlin became a Big Sky qualifier in the decathlon at Eastern Washington University and has extended his coaching resume as well. Omlin has coached multi-event competitors at Eastern Washington University, along with other jumping events.

Omlin has created one of the most successful vertical jump programs in the Northwest and nation. He has qualified 30 vaulters and 40 high jumpers to the NWC championships where 22 vaulters and 25 high jumpers have earned All-Conference honors while winning 14 conference championships and setting one NWC high jump record.

He has coached both the men’s (Cody Stelzer) and women’s (Jheri Gates) school record holders in the high jump and coached Chibron Tomeo to setting--and then resetting-- a school record in the pole vault. He has coached 16 NCAA national qualifiers, 12 All-Americans, and in 2008 coached Cody Stelzer to the NCAA DIII Outdoor National title in the high jump and again in 2009 to the NCAA DIII Indoor National title.

Omlin was selected as the 2012 NCAA Division III West Region Women's Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year.

Omlin is a personal trainer in Spokane, where he works with individuals from all demographics, including several professional athletes. Omlin lives in Spokane with his wife Teresa, and their two children.

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