March 14, 2007
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech track and field assistant coach Nat Page was named an assistant coach for the U.S.A. men’s team at the 2007 Pan American Games, USA Track & Field announced Tuesday. The event will take place July 13-29 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“This will be my first time working for the U.S. on a games team,” said Page. “I am looking forward to it. It’s a great opportunity.”
Page is in his 11th year as an assistant coach for the Georgia Tech track and field program, where he is responsible for coaching field events, including high jump, long jump, triple jump, and the men’s and women’s sprint hurdle events. Page was an NCAA champion high jumper at the University of Missouri in 1979. He was ranked in the top 10 in the world from 1979-81. Page is also the coach of 2005 World silver medalist Chaunte Howard, a former Tech athlete.
The men’s staff also includes head coach Stanley Redwine, head manager Tonie Campbell and assistant coaches Lance Deal, John McNichols and Orin Richburg. Page and the other coaches will be with the athletes beginning about seven days before the actual event. They will make sure the athletes have everything they need and then will assist them in their training so they are prepared for competition.