Ken Hunt is in his first season as an assistant track and field coach for Marquette University. At Marquette, Hunt will oversee the short sprints, hurdles, horizontal jumps, and multi-event athletes.
Hunt comes to Marquette University following five years as the head women's track and field coach at Rufus King High School in Milwaukee. At King, Hunt championed over one hundred all-conference athletes, 15 all-state athletes, and 14 athletes to state titles. Also within his tenure, Hunt led the track and field team to fifteen consecutive Conference championships and four top-five State finishes. Prior to his time at King, Hunt was a volunteer/part-time assistant coach at UW- Milwaukee.
A Wisconsin transfer and student-athlete from UW-Milwaukee, Hunt's accomplishments on the track and on the field are numerous. He holds the Horizon League and school's indoor and outdoor triple jump record, clearing the exact same distance both indoors and outdoors. He won both events at the league championships two consecutive years, and ranks in the top 10 in UW-Milwaukee history in numerous other track and field categories.
During the off-seasons and in the summers since 1997, Hunt gives back to the community and gains valuable experience by coaching and instructing youth from ages 8-18 for various Track and Field Clubs in the Milwaukee urban area. In that time Hunt has had over two hundred National Qualifiers and thirty top-eight National Medalists in the USATF and AAU National competitions.
In 2004, Hunt was nominated by the Wisconsin Track & Field Senate as an elite coach in Wisconsin. From this nomination, Hunt was invited to the U.S. Elite Coaches Clinic at the Olympic Center by the United States Olympic Committee and the United States Track & Field Association.
Hunt resides in Milwaukee. He received his USA Track and Field Level 2 coaching certificate for jumps and graduated in 2002 from UW-Milwaukee after majoring in History with a minor in Africology.