SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Wofford College Director of Athletics Richard Johnson has announced that Johnny Bomar has been named the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs.
“We are excited to have Johnny join our staff at Wofford as the cross country/track and field head coach,” Johnson said. “He will be a great addition to our staff and a valuable asset to our programs.”
Bomar comes to Wofford after serving as an assistant at Western Carolina where he worked with the hurdlers and sprinters. WCU finished second in the indoor and outdoor SoCon Track and Field Championships on both the men’s and women’s side.
Prior to his time with the Catamounts, he spent five years at King College–two years as head coach and three years as assistant coach. While at King, he coached seven NAIA National Champions, 27 NAIA All-Americans, 20 conference champions and 58 NAIA national qualifiers. He was also named the AAC Coach of the Year in 2009. Bomar spent his first three season as assistant track and field and assistant cross country coach before overseeing all programs as the head coach track and field coach in 2008.
Bomar is 2002 graduate of Western Carolina and served as a graduate assistant from 2003 until 2005. In his first stint at WCU he coached 20 Southern Conference Champions, 36 All-Conference Athletes, 20 NCAA Regional Qualifiers and one Junior National All-American. He was also the assistant cross country coach for the Catamounts during that time.
He was a part of the 1999 WCU squad which captured both the SoCon Indoor and Outdoor championships. He was an eight-time Division I letterman and a three-time All-SoCon student-athlete.