Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Jan Ogilvie oversees the horizontal and lateral jumping events for the Duke track and field program. She returned full-time to the track & field staff in the fall of 2011 after spending two years as the Director of Duke Aquatics for the East and West Campus from 2009-11. During that time, Ogilvie served as the volunteer jumps coach for the Blue Devils. She was also previously the head women’s cross country and track & field coach from 1997-2003 before transitioning to Director of the Brodie Gym from 2003-09. In her 17 seasons at Duke, she has coached at least one school record holder in each of those events.
The 2014 season saw a strong showing from Duke’s high jump trio, Tanner Anderson, Michael Krone and Carl Heinz. Anderson earned the first All-ACC indoor honor of his career after placing second with a season-best clearance of 7-3.00 (2.21). Anderson’s indoor season came to a close after earning All-America accolades, finishing eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 7-0.50 (2.15). During the outdoor season, Duke, represented by Anderson, Krone and Heinz, was the only team to qualify three high jumpers for the NCAA East Preliminary Round competition. Earlier in the season, Anderson placed third at the conference meet, garnering the third All-ACC outdoor award of his career, while Heinz moved into Duke’s top five in the event with a clearance of 6-10.25 (2.09).
During the 2013 season, Ogilvie coached Anderson to a new Duke indoor record in the high jump, clearing 7-3.25 (2.22) at the Virginia Tech Challenge. Anderson went on to finish fourth at the ACC Indoor Championships, narrowly missing All-ACC honors. During the outdoor season, Anderson’s had his best performance when he won the collegiate division high jump competition at the 2013 Penn Relays by clearing 7-2.25 (2.19). With the performance, the Valdese, N.C., native qualified for his third consecutive NCAA East First Round competition.
In 2012, Ogilvie guided the duo of Krone and Anderson to finish one-two at the ACC Outdoor Championships with Krone clearing a career best 7-3.75 (2.23) and Anderson clearing 7-3 (2.21). The duo also qualified for the NCAA East First Round with the marks. Indoors, Anderson served as the top performer in the event with a clearance of 7-1 (2.16) to win the Millrose Collegiate.
In the spring of 2011, Ogilvie tutored one of the top freshman high jump duos in the country in Anderson and Krone. Anderson won the IC4A Championship and set a program record with a leap of 7-4.25 (2.24) while earning All-ACC honors during the indoor and outdoor seasons. He also qualified for the indoor NCAA Championships with a program record of 7-2.50 (2.19). Krone notched an indoor best of 7-0.25 (2.13) and earned All-East accolades outdoors.
Ogilvie also guided 2011 graduate Mike Kotecki to an ACC silver medal in 2008. Kotecki cleared 6-8.25 (2.03), the No. 3 all-time mark at Duke, as a sophomore at the ACC Championships to claim second place after beginning his collegiate career as an unheralded walk-on. She also previously led horizontal jumper Jade Ellis to Duke records in the long and triple jumps, as well as Ifey Anoliefo, the program record holder in the women’s long jump, and triple jump record holder Jodi Schlesinger. Ogilvie mentored a seven-time NCAA qualifier in the high jump in Debra Vento, whose 6-1.50 (1.86) clearance is tops in school history. Vento went on to garner All-America status, as well as multiple ECAC and ACC Championships, and placed as high as third at the NCAA Championships.
Prior to her career at Duke, Ogilvie was the head women’s coach at Boston University, where she won several New England Coach of the Year awards. She also previously served as an assistant coach at Indiana University, Syracuse University and Kansas State University during a career that began in the early 1980s.
Ogilvie and her husband, Director of Track and Field Norm Ogilvie, live in Durham with their two daughters - Jade (16) and Starr (10).