Roosevelt High School has named former Roosevelt standout Kim Carson as their new Head Girls Track and Field Coach. Carson is a 1992 Roosevelt graduate and was a three time state champion on the track in high school before competing and being a National Champion at LSU. She was also a Drake Relays champion and participated in the 1996 Olympic trials.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kim back to the Roosevelt family as our new girls track and field coach”, said Roosevelt Activities Administrator Todd Gordon. “Coach Carson will bring a passion for track and field that will be contagious for our athletes, fans, and community. She believes in education based athletics and will have a positive impact on all of the students and athletes she comes in contact with. She loves Roosevelt and is a great fit for the things we are striving to accomplish at Roosevelt High School”.
“It is amazing to see my life’s passion come full circle and have the opportunity to take the helm as the Head Coach of the Roosevelt Girls Track Program”, said Carson. “I never imagined as a young Roughrider that I would return to the place that molded me as a student, an athlete, and a woman in this capacity. This opportunity I hold with great pride and responsibility; I am not only excited, but humbled to lead the charge into the next phase and building on the deep tradition of excellence that is “Roosevelt Girls Track and Field”.”
Carson, currently working as a Judicial Education Specialist, will also be inducted into the Roosevelt Athletic Hall of Fame in January and was inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015. The Riders will open their indoor season at Wartburg on March 6, 2018 and the outdoor season at Simpson on March 20, 2018.