Tempest Vance will be the North Carolina A&T vertical and horizontal jumps coach, which was announced by director of track and field program in October 2012. In addition to her duties on the track, Vance will also serve as the programs operations coordinator. She brings with her seven years of experience competing and working with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Vance joined the Aggies program after spending the previous three seasons at Bethune-Cookman University. Under head coach Donald Cooper, Vance served as the track and field program's jumps coach in addition to its recruiting coordinator, compliance liaison and travel coordinator. During her tenure at B-CU, she helped to prepare and develop several athletes for the decathlon event. All athletes under Vance's tutelage earned personal best performances every year.
Prior to joining the B-CU staff, she was an outstanding student-athlete who graduated Cum-Laude from S.C. State University with a degree in biology. As a collegiate, she held the MEAC indoor track and field pentathlon record for three years starting in 2009, and currently holds the Bulldogs record in the women's 400 meter hurdles.
A member of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, Vance is also USA Track and Field Level I and Level II Certified in the horizontal and vertical jump events.