Pete Abbey begins his second year with the Mean Green track & field program as the throws coach.
His first year saw junior Aaron Sirles qualify for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds for the first time in his career in the discus throw where he would finish just short of advancing to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Abbey would also coach Charleston lewis to a new school record hammer throw in 2012, as well as place Sirles and Cody January on the all-time performance list at No. 2 and No. 4 respectively.
Abbey, who previously served as an assistant coach at North Texas, brings a wealth of knowledge from many different levels of coaching, making previous stops at LSU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
"Pete will begin the process of building the throwing event areas here at North Texas to outstanding heights," said Sheffield. "His background and ability to develop athletic potential will be a tremendous boost in our conference as well as the national stage."
While at LSU, Abbey was a member of three women's track & field national championship teams.
A fifteen-year veteran of coaching, Abbey earned his bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University in elementary education.
He has served as the meet director for the Big 8 Cross Country Championships and has been the assistant meet director for the NCAA Championships, USATF Junior Olympics and four SEC meets.