Northern Illinois University Director of Track and Field Connie Teaberry has been selected to work with Team USA as the Women’s Jumps/Multis Coach at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, which will take place Friday-Sunday, March 1-3.

“Serving as the USA World Indoor Women’s Jumps/ Multis Coach is a great honor,” said Teaberry. “I am ready to assist and serve these talent athletes, personal coaches, and staff to medals however needed. The athletes’ talents are undeniable, so I’m looking forward to seeing their great achievements in Glasgow, Scotland this week.

“As a four-time USA team member I know how much this competition means to them. They have worked hard and been dedicated through physical and mental struggles. Not giving up is what has landed them a spot on this team, and I will be there to keep them focused and confident if needed. I am thankful that USATF has entrusted me with this opportunity and grateful that Mr. (Sean T.) Frazier (NIU Vice President/Director of Athletics) and Mr. (Chris) Barker (NIU Senior Associate Athletic Director) are allowing me to step away from my NIU duties to represent the Huskies on this global stage. I do not take this for granted or lightly.”

This marks the second time Teaberry has worked on staff with USA Track and Field. She was the jumps and multis assistant coach for Team USA at the NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean) U23 Championships in 2019. She was also slated to be on the Team USA staff at the 2020 World Athletics U20 Championships before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teaberry also represented Team USA as an athlete, competing in the high jump at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga., as well as the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany and the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Currently in her 20th season leading the NIU Track and Field program, her 13th as Director of Track and Field, under Teaberry’s tenure, the Huskies have broken 125 school records, won 42 Mid-American Conference titles, qualified for 61 NCAA regionals and sent seven individuals to the NCAA Championships.

After competing at the MAC Indoor Championships this past weekend, NIU is off until beginning its outdoor season, March 22-23, at N.C. State’s Raleigh Relays.