Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 540-261-2013
Email: elizabeth.wilson@svu.edu

Elizabeth Wilson is the head track & field coach and Southern Virginia University.

Wilson joined Southern Virginia University in the summer of 2016 and worked as an assistant sports performance coach and assistant track and field coach- primarily working with throws and vertical jumps.

In her first season with the Knights, Wilson coached the only individual to place in the top eight at the Capital Athletic Conference Championship meet in both indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.

Wilson was also in charge of creating and implementing the strength and conditioning programs for men’s and women’s cross country & track and field teams, along with women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s tennis; both tennis teams ended 2017 with overall winning seasons.

Wilson graduated from Brigham Young University in April of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education.

While attending BYU, Wilson had a successful four-year track and field career competing as a heptathlete and jumper, and was team captain during her junior and senior seasons. Wilson was an eight-time All-Conference recipient, two-time Academic All-American, and holds All-Time Top-Ten performances in three different events at BYU.

From 2014-2016 the Minneapolia, Minnesota native served an LDS mission in San Diego, California.

Certifications

Strength & Conditioning Coach- Track and Field Academy

Certified Personal Trainer- National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Member of the NSCA and USTFCCCA

Clint May
Clint May
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 540-261-2013
Email: clint.may@svu.edu

Clint May starts his second year as head cross country coach for the Southern Virginia University Knights and assistant track & field coach. The 2016 cross country team saw a 6th place finish for the men's squad.  The women were one runner short of the necessary 5 runners in order to receive a team score.  In 2017, both squads have full numbers and are already showing significant improvement from a year ago.

The 18-time Montana Cross Country Champion and 18-time  Montana Coach of the Year was named to the position in June 2016.

Coach May has been one of the best high school coaches in the country and a legend in Montana. His success coaching cross country, as well as track and field, make him an ideal fit to build the programs and take our teams to the next level.

Since becoming head cross country coach at Montana’s Bozeman High School in 2006, May’s boys’ cross country team has won nine-of-the-past-ten AA state titles and his girls’ team has won nine straight. For each of his 18 state titles, May was named Montana Coach of the Year.

May also served as Bozeman High School’s assistant track and field coach since 1998.  

In 2015-16 May's distance crew at Bozeman High School reached program-high marks both as teams and with individuals. In cross country, both squads followed their State Championships with first and place places finishes at the all-Northwest Championships hosted by Nike.  With top two finishes both programs qualified for Nationals where the boys ended the season eighth, and the girls 19th in the country. 

Three school records were broken on the 2015-16 track team:  Chase Equall, 4:13 for 1600 meters, and 9:13 for 3200 meters.  Piper Meuwissen, 10:49 for 3200 meters.  A record five girls broke the 5:20 mark for 1600 meters, highlighting the season.

May graduated from Montana State University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in health enhancement and has been teaching middle school since 2007. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Detroit, Michigan. 

Jason Hinds
Jason Hinds
Title: Assistant Coach - Sprinters
Phone: 540-261-2013
Email: jason.hinds@svu.edu

Jason Hinds enters his second season as an assistant track and field coach working with the sprinters.

Hinds, a native of Jamaica, has trained with some of the fastest athletes in the world such as Usain Bolt and Kim Collins. He studied at Southern Virginia University and played soccer from 2008-10 after serving an LDS mission in New York, N.Y., before transferring and graduating from Brigham Young University.

He received a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in health education from BYU. While there competed in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100, and 4x400 relay

Most recently, Coach Hinds graduated with a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland.

Hannah Pinkston
Hannah Pinkston
Title: Assistant Coach - Hurdles
Email: hannah.pinkston@svu.edu

Hannah Pinkston enters her second season as an assistant coach for the men's and women's track teams.

Most recently, Pinkston was a sprints and hurdles coach at Simi Valley High School in California, where she coached for five years. Her hurdlers have been Coastal Canyon League Champions, Ventura County Champions, CIF SS DII top 3, and CA State Champions in the 100 meter hurdles, 110 meter hurdles, and 300 meter hurdles.

Pinkston has run competitively for 13 years, including being a varsity team captain her junior and senior years of high school.

Pinkston graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from BYU-Idaho, and is pursuing a master’s degree in Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling from Grand Canyon State University.

Hannah and her husband, Brad, reside in Buena Vista with their son, Everett.