Shedrick Elliott III Joins Blue Jays Staff
Entering his first year as a full-time assistant track and cross country coach at Johns Hopkins and his fourth year at Homewood is Shedrick Elliott.
Elliott, who holds a USATF Level II certification in sprints, hurdles, and relays, has been an integral part of the success of the Johns Hopkins men’s and women’s track teams since arriving prior to the 2014-15 indoor season. Since then, the Blue Jay track teams have combined to win all 12 Centennial Conference Indoor and Outdoor Track Championships while producing at least one NCAA Championship qualifier in all 12 of those seasons as well.
Elliott’s primary focus will remain working with the Blue Jay sprinters, a group that he has led to unparalleled success over the last three years. At the 2017 Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships, Elliott’s male sprint team captured gold in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dashes along with the 4x400-meter relay. His women’s sprint team also won the 4x400-meter relay.
In all, Elliott has coached 21 Centennial Conference individual and relay champions, two All-Americans and one CoSIDA Academic All-American since arriving at Johns Hopkins. In addition, nearly a dozen school records have been broken by Blue Jay athletes under his direction.
Elliott graduated from Towson University in 2007 and spent eight seasons as the head coach of the Boy’s and Girl’s Track and Field teams at Western Tech in nearby Catonsville from 2007-14. A five-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro Coach of the Year, Elliott coached 55 individual and relay state champions and five state championship teams during his time at Western. He also spent six years as the Boy’s and Girl’s Cross Country coach at Western from 2009-14 before coming to Johns Hopkins.
Prior to spending his final two years at Towson, where he earned a degree in sport management, Elliott ran cross country and competed on the cross country and indoor and outdoor track teams at Division I Gardner Webb. He was also a four-year member of the cross country and track teams at Western Tech in high school.