Three-time Olympian Dennis Darling was named an assistant coach at TCU on Sept. 23, 2009.
Darling, who will coach the women's sprints at TCU, comes to Fort Worth from the University of Texas-Arlington where he guided the men's 4x100 to the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships, while also helping Cordero Gray and Jasmine Walls to All-America honors in the 100 and 200 meters, respectively, last spring.
Prior to his stop in Arlington, Darling, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, spent the 2007-08 season as the head coach of Texas-Pan American. Darling, who was an assistant coach for the Broncos in 2006-07, coached high jumper Will Littleton to All-America honors during the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships, while also being named the 2008 Great West Conference Coach of the Year.
A world-class athlete, Darling was a member of the Bahamas 4x400 relay squad that qualified for the finals in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics.
He began his Olympic career at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta where he was part of a Bahamas relay squad that finished fifth overall. At the 2000 Sydney games, his relay team finished fourth. Darling, who was a team captain at the 2004 games in Athens, guided the quartet to sixth-place honors in 2004.
A four-time participant at the IAAF World Championships, Darling earned a bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships as a member of Bahamas 4x400 relay that clocked a time of 3:00.53 in Paris. He was also a part of a 4x400-meter relay squad that reached the finals at the 1999 IAAF World Championships in Seville, Spain.
Prior to his professional career, Darling was a standout for the University of Houston track and field program where he captured 12 Conference USA titles.
During his senior campaign, Darling was selected as the Conference USA Indoor Men's Athlete of the Year for the second time in his career after receiving the same award during his junior campaign. Darling was a four-time All-American with the Cougars and captured All-America honors during both the indoor and outdoor seasons his freshman year.
While at Houston, Darling was selected as the 1999 Mentor of the Year by the EXCEL Program, which matched up incoming freshmen with senior mentors during the academic year.
Darling's brother, Devard, is currently a wide receiver with the Kansas City Chiefs, having spent the last six seasons in the NFL.
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