Track & Field
Coach: Aaron Seminski
Most recently served as an Operations Assistant with the hurdles and women’s sprints groups under the direction of first-year Florida State University coach Matt Kane - formerly an adidas consultant and multi-national championship athlete coronated coach from the University of Alabama.
Seminski joined the FSU staff after serving in 2018 as the Performance Manager with Michael Johnson Performance Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where he was in a managerial role for the state-of-the-art training center. Among his many duties were finalizing the equipment order and overseeing the allocation of center design, floor plans and functionality. He was also responsible for hiring and managing staff and attracting local, regional and global sports performance business to the facility.
Prior to his work abroad he was a volunteer assistant at Oklahoma, contributing technical expertise and devising training plans for the men’s sprints and men’s and women’s horizontal jumpers, in addition to assisting with recruiting, meet operations and logistics. Seminski served in a similar capacity at Texas A&M for the 2016-17 school year, specifically assigned to the horizontal jumpers, as well as the hurdlers and combined event athletes. The Aggies won the 2017 Men’s NCAA Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles and finished second at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Seminski gained invaluable experience during a four-month international relations internship with the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs from May-September of 2013, working alongside a department which served as the official liaison for 205 Olympic committees and 53 international sports federations. While with the USOC he also assisted with the International Coaching Enrichment Certification Program (ICEP), providing national level coaches in their respective countries with development in the sports sciences, talent identification, athlete development, education and management and ethical aspects of coaching.
His first coaching job was at Central Michigan, where he was an assistant coach for men’s and women’s sprints and hurdles, in addition to recruiting responsibilities. He also served as director of operations, handling travel arrangements for competition and meet operations.
He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Geopolitcal Science & International Relations in 2011 and also competed as a sprinter on the University of Arizona Wildcats track and field team.
He is a USATF Certified Level 1 Coach and a USA Weightlifting (USAW) Certified Performance Coach. He was a member of the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships local organizing committee and also competed at the 2014 USAW National Championships. He served as guide and coach to Tanner Gers at the 2011 Para-Pan American Games, gold medalist in the men’s F11 long jump.