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Rick Bellford is in his first season with the Marquette University track and field program in 2013-14, where he works with the jumpers.
[quote]I am very happy to have Rick on board as our new jumps coach,[quote] Rogers said. [quote]The jumpers are a very talented group and will greatly benefit from Rick[apos]s coaching knowledge and his personal experience as a former All-American. He brings a wealth of energy and enthusiasm.[quote]
Bellford spent seven years working for American Family Insurance before his entry into coaching, while working with jumpers locally at Pius XI High School and Cardinal Stritch University.
A U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in 2004, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor[apos]s degree in 2006 and a double major in economics and political science.
Bellford left the Badgers as a multiple All-Big Ten performer in the long jump, triple jump and 4x100-meter relay, while earning All-America honors in the triple jump as a junior in 2005.
He was also a member of a Big Ten championship 4x100-meter relay squad while serving as team captain as a senior in 2006.
The native of West Allis, Wis., attended Nathan Hale High School and currently resides in Brookfield, Wis., with his wife, Desiree, anddaughter, Brynn.