Andre Scott
    Andre Scott

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    Kyle Landon finishes tied for third in the high jump, earns All-American honors on third day of NCAA Championships

    Landon finished tied for third at 2.20m (7-02.50), the highest finish for a Saluki male outdoors since Darrin Plab won the 1992 NCAA high jump title.


    2015 SIU Invitational, Day Two

    Photos from Day Two of the 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 7, 2015.

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    Andre Scott is in his tenth season at Southern Illinois as the jumps coach. In his time with the Salukis, Scott's jumpers have won numerous All-American honors, broke every women's SIU all-time record, set a handful of national standards around the world and have helped the Salukis win the 2009 Indoor and Outdoor Missouri Valley Conference Championships as well as the women's 2005 MVC indoor title.

    Some of Scott's most prestigious pupils during his tenure at Southern include Bahamian long jump record holder and 2012 Olympian Bianca Stuart, two-time All-American Malaikah Love and current Saluki and Bahamian high jump record holder Kenya Culmer.

    Scott's 2013 season yielded his 21st and 22nd MVC individual titles, both courtesy of Dougie Palacious (indoor and outdoor triple jump). Kenya Culmer also had an excellent season, breaking her own SIU indoor high jump record and finishing as an MVC runner-up in both the indoor and outdoor high jump and All-MVC in the indoor and outdoor triple jump. Both Culmer and Palacious qualified for the NCAA West Regional and were constant figures in the weekly national collegiate lists in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

    The 2012 season saw continued success from Southern's jumpers, as Malaikah Love finished her storied SIU career on a high note with two second-team All-American honors in the pentathlon and outdoor triple jump and three individual MVC titles -- pushing her career title to nine. Love leaves SIU as a two-time All-American in the pentathlon, a two-time second-team All-American, nine-time MVC champion, the all-time MVC record holder in the pentathlon and the all-time record-holder in four events (pentathlon, heptathlon, indoor and outdoor triple jump) at SIU. Dougie Palacious was named an honorable mention All-American in the outdoor triple jump after his MVC title in the same event (the first for Southern in ten years) and Kenya Culmer won the outdoor MVC high jump title and broke two SIU records (indoor and outdoor high jumps) over the course of the season, which also registered as the Bahamian national records.

    Scott's 2011 season was once again highlighted by the performance of Malaikah Love, who won a staggering five MVC titles and an All-American honor in the pentathlon indoors. Love, alongside freshman Kenya Culmer, both qualified for the NCAA West Regional outdoors.

    Southern's jumpers were a part of SIU's historic 2010 women's team with sophomore Malaikah Love's first All-American honor in the pentathlon who also qualified for the NCAA West Regional outdoors alongside and Kasey Oceguera. Love also won her first MVC title in the indoor long jump.

    From 2006-09, Scott was able to coach one of the most gifted female long jumpers in international competition today in Bahamian native Bianca Stuart. Stuart, a native of Nassau (as are current Salukis Culmer and Palacious), has gone on to set the Bahamian outdoor long jump record of 6.81m in 2011. The following year she competed for Team Bahamas in London at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in the long jump.

    In Stuart's four years under Scott's tutelage, she won seven MVC titles in the long jump (four indoor, three outdoor), broke the school-record an impressive seven times and still stands as the Missouri Valley Conference's all-time and MVC championships record holder in the event both indoors and outdoors and the all-time MVC record holder indoors. Stuart earned All-American honors twice in her Saluki career (2008 outdoors, 2009 indoors), and was the first Saluki female jumper to earn All-American status indoors -- the second Saluki female jumper ever.

    In 2009, Scott led standout long jumper Bianca Stuart to her second All-American honor in as many years. Stuart placed fourth at the indoor NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas. She recorded a leap of 21-02.00 at the NCAA Championships and two weeks earlier she won her seventh and final MVC Championship with a season-best mark of 21-06.25.

    Freshman Malaikah Love broke the SIU outdoor record in the triple jump with an NCAA Regional and Junior National qualifying leap of 41-10.00 in 2009. That same year, Scott also led Maxim Bakana to the NCAA regional's where he placed 14th overall.

    Scott has also coached NCAA Regional Qualifiers Antwon Stapleton in the triple jump (51-08.00), Freddy Rule in the high jump (7-01.50), Kenen Shadd in the triple jump (51-11.00) and Inna Turevsky in the triple jump (41-07.00).

    Scott came to Southern Illinois in 2004 after spending two seasons as the jumps coach at Pittsburgh. There he coached one All-American, two Big East and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) triple jump champions and four NCAA Regional qualifiers.

    Since 2000, Scott has coached seven professional athletes, including his wife, Colleen Scott, a triple and long jumper for Jamaica. Scott has also coached Trecia Smith, the current Jamaican national record holder in both the indoor and outdoor triple jump, who finished fourth at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

    Prior to 2000, Scott spent a year as a volunteer coach at his alma mater, Auburn, where he was a seven-time all-American triple jumper and three-time SEC champion as both a jumper and a sprinter. At Seminole High School in Sanford, Fla., Scott was named the Boys Track and Field Gatorade Player of the Year in 1994.

    Scott graduated from Auburn in 1998 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in health promotion. He and his wife reside in Carbondale with their son, Sterling.

    Career Notes:
    • Seven-time All-American and three-time SEC Champion as a student-athlete at Auburn (1994-98)
    • Has coached four All-Americans and three second-team All-Americans
    • Every SIU women's jumping record has been broken under his tutleage
    • Coached 22 MVC Champions
    • Pupils hold four MVC records
    • Coached two Olympians (Bianca Stuart and Trecia Smith)
    • Former pupils hold five national records in their native countries (Bahamas and Jamaica)

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