Chris Stonestreet
Assistant Coach- Throws/Sprints/Jumps
Men's Track & Field Coaches
PHONE: (903) 565-5961 EMAIL: cstonestreet@uttyler.edu
Chris Stonestreet

In August of 2014, Stonestreet took over as Assistant Track and Field Coach and the Strength and Conditioning program.

Stonestreet has been working with the UT Tyler throwers since the Fall of 2012, and his experience and coaching techniques have helped the Patriots earn four NCAA National Championships and 15 All-America honors. Stonestreet works with all UT Tyler sports in the conditioning program throughout the year and continues to compete as a hammer thrower after his collegiate career. His coaching helped develop Whitney Simmons into a seven-time All-American with two national titles in the hammer throw during the outdoor season and one NCAA Indoor championship in the weight throw. 

In 2014, Stonestreet helped Buck Thompson finish as national runner-up in the men's discus (52.93 m) and Simmons finished seventh in the hammer (53.86m) earning All-American honors as a freshman. 

In 2013, Stonestreet helped coach five-time All-American Thompson to personal bests in the discus (55.31 meters) and in the shot put (16.80 meters).  He also helped All-American Ed Palencia to a personal best of 65.10 meters in the javelin.

In the Spring of 2013, Stonestreet's men swept the throwing events at the American Southwest Conference Championship, with Thompson winning the shot put, hammer and discus events and Palencia winning the javelin.  The sweep in the throwing events helped lead UT Tyler to its first ASC Track and Field Championship for the men.

Stonestreet is no stranger to UT Tyler athletics, winning the ASC Individual Championship in the Hammer throw from 2010 to 2012.  He also was named the 2011 ASC Field Athlete of the Year and also has the second-longest hammer throw of all-time in the ASC.

Among his many accomplishments, Stonestreet also holds the UT Tyler record for the hammer toss with a distance of 56.35 meters.

The native of Hurst has spent three years learning the throwing events under his mentor, Dave Wollman who is the head track and field coach at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Jerome Bortoluzzi who is a currently Olympic hammer thrower.

Stonestreet graduated from UT Tyler with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and is currently working on his Masters of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in biomechanics.

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