Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Jan Ogilvie returns 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.
Ogilvie will oversee the high jump, long jump and triple jump events for the men's and women's teams. In her 17 seasons at Duke, she has coached at least one school record holder in each of those events.
In the spring of 2011, Ogilvie tutored one of the top freshman high jump duos in the country in Tanner Anderson and Michael Krone. Anderson won the IC4A Championship and set a program record with a leap of 7-4.25 while earning All-ACC honors during the indoor and outdoor seasons. He also qualified for the indoor NCAA Championships with a program record of 7-2.5. Krone notched an indoor best of 7-0.25 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, 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 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 (14) and Starr (8).