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Jason Grimes
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 2 Years

Jason Grimes joined the Maryland track and field family as the men's and women's sprints and jumps coach in 2004.

Grimes made an immediate impact on the 2005 Terrapins by coaching several student-athletes to personal records and point-scoring performances in the NCAA Championships, ACC Championships, ECAC and IC4A meets.

Prior to joining the track and field staff, Grimes enjoyed a career in the law enforcement arena as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and as director for investigations with the Office of the Inspector General in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, over the past decade, he has continued to be involved with coaching, working closely with NFL and CFL players in the area of speed enhancement and fitness.

Grimes graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1981 as a three-time SEC champion and seven-time All-America selection. He holds both the indoor and outdoor school long-jump records and went on to hold a second-place world ranking in the long jump (1983-84). His collegiate bests were 26 feet, 2 inches (indoors) and 26-4 (outdoors), and his personal-best was a jump of 28-2.

Grimes' post-collegiate highlights include winning the silver medal at the first World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in 1983. He was also an alternate member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1984. He has represented the United States on several national teams.

Grimes serves as an assistant with the Terps and works with the sprinters and jumpers. He currently resides in Bowie, Md., with his wife, Phyllis, and his children, Jason II, Michael, Janea, Jay and Kennedy.

Prior to joining the track and field staff, Grimes enjoyed a lustrous career in the law enforcement arena as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and as director for investigations with the Office of the Inspector General in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, over the past decade, he has continued to be involved with coaching after working closely with a number of NFL and CFL players in the area of speed enhancement and fitness.

Grimes graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1981 as a three-time SEC champion and seven-time All-America selection. He holds both the indoor and outdoor school long-jump records and went on to hold a second-place world ranking in the long jump (1983-84). His collegiate bests were 26 feet, 2 inches (indoors) and 26-4 (outdoors), and his personal-best was a jump of 28-2.

Grimes' post-collegiate highlights include winning the silver medal at the first World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in 1983. He was also an alternate member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1984.

He has represented the United States on several national teams.

Grimes serves as a volunteer assistant with the Terps and works with the runners and jumpers. He currently resides in Bowie, Md., with his wife, Phyllis, and his children, Jason II, Michael, Janea, Jay and Kennedy.


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