Logan Kemp enters his second year as an assistant for the men’s and women’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams. He is primarily responsible for the recruitment and training of King’s high and horizontal jumpers while assisting in the day-to-day duties with all four teams.
He enjoyed much success in his first year as a coach, overseeing two jumpers that won conference championships and one that hit the NCAA qualifying mark in her respective event. Shelbie Burchfield twice hit 1.68 meters in the women’s high jump for a NCAA qualifying distance and went on to a first place finish at the 2012 Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Tia Kiett joined the team late but under Kemp’s guidance also won a conference championship and set a school record in the women’s long jump. Overall, he helped the men’s team finish second overall and the women’s team third overall at the Conference Championships in their first season as a full member of Conference Carolinas. Those teams also featured the Field Performer of the Year (Rickey Bell) and the Women’s Freshman of the Year (Maegan Henry).
Kemp was a four-year competitor with King as a student-athlete from 2007-11 where he excelled as a high jumper for the Tornado. As a senior, he finished fifth overall in the high jump at the 2011 NCCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. He appeared in both the NCCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2010 posting two top-10 overall finishes in the high jump (8th, indoor; 5th, outdoor).
He earned his bachelor’s degree from King in Biology while double minoring in chemistry and Spanish in 2011. He currently resides in Blountville, Tenn.