Jessica Cosby
Jessica Cosby

Player Profile
Throws Coach

Third Year

Jessica Cosby enters her third year in the coaching world at her alma mater as the throws coach for the Bruins. Last season, Cosby coached javelin thrower Tara Ross to a sixth-place finish at the regional meet and the No. 9 mark in school history (162-9). Ross was also a scorer for the Bruins at the Pac-10 meet, placing seventh overall.

Cosby, a six-time All-American and NCAA champion was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in the hammer after having won the USATF Olympic Trials. At the Trials, Cosby broke the Olympic Trials record with a toss of 232-0 en route to a spot at the Beijing Olympic Games. That mark was also the No. 1 throw in the U.S. and 30th in the world in 2008. Cosby will continue to train while coaching the Bruin throwers.

Post-collegiately, Cosby has found incredible success in the hammer throw. In 2006, she won the USATF Senior National Championship title and finished ranked No. 2 in the nation with a lifetime-best of 232-3. In 2007, Cosby qualified for and competed at the World Championships in the hammer and was ranked ninth in the U.S. with a best of 224-2.

In 2005, Cosby ended her career with third-place finishes in the shot put and hammer at the NCAA Championships. She also won the NCAA Outdoor shot put title in 2002 and was a four-time Pac-10 and two-time West Region champion. Her former lifetime-best in the hammer of 219-5 is a school record, and also set a Pac-10 record (which has since been broken).