Coach Bostwick By the Numbers
1 - Regional Assistant Coach-of-the-Year honor
4 - Has coached at least one All-American in all four of the jumping events
5 - All-ACC athletes coached in 2013
23 - All-Americans (3 at Clemson; 11 at Michigan State; 4 at Miami (OH); 5 at Cortland State)
24 - Conference Champions (8 at Michigan State; 10 at Miami (OH); 6 at Binghamton)
Chris Bostwick enters his second season as a member of Clemson’s track & field coaching staff in 2013-14. Bostwick, most recently an assistant coach at Michigan State, is in charge of all jumps for the combined program. He was retained by Head Coach Mark Elliott in the summer of 2013.
Bostwick was a part of two ACC Championships in women's track & field in 2013 at Clemson. He coached five All-ACC performers and four NCAA qualifiers in his first year alone. Lauren Terstappen was all-conference in both seasons and made it to the outdoor national meet. She also established the school's outdoor record with a jump of 13'6.25" in May.
Jameel Abdul-Mateen earned two firsts in 2013, as the sophomore was All-ACC and a second-team All-American in the long jump after adding well over a foot to his personal best (25'6"). Bostwick also coached Mimi Land, the ACC Indoor Freshman of the Year and USA Junior qualifier in three events. She was All-ACC in the indoor long jump and an NCAA outdoor qualifier in the event as well.
Bostwick joined the Tiger staff after six seasons as the jumps and multi-events coach in East Lansing. In his time with the Spartan program, he coached eight All-Americans and eight individual Big Ten Champions.
In 2012, he was named USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year. He coached freshman Tori Franklin to a bronze medal in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships. She also went on to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials after jumping 43’9.75” as a rookie. Becca Buchholtz also won her fourth Big Ten high jump crown under Bostwick’s leadership. Buchholtz won indoor high jump titles in 2009 and 2012, and outdoor crowns in 2010 and 2011.
In 2011, Bostwick coached Codi Mattix to second-team All-America honors. Mattix jumped 17’1” in the pole vault, improving nearly a foot on his personal best. He coached Ashley Stacey to silver medals at the USA Junior Championships and Pan American Junior Championships in the long jump. Stacey long jumped 20’9.75” as a freshman after, an improvement of over a foot from her high school personal best.
Bostwick’s athletes had a solid 2009 season as well. Kyron Foster advanced to the NCAA Championships in the men’s triple jump after breaking the indoor and outdoor school record in the event, reaching a personal best 53’3” mark at nationals that year. He improved by six feet from high school.
His first two seasons at Michigan State, he coached a pair of NCAA qualifiers, including Jonathan Allen in the men’s triple jump. He was a national finalist and was also the Big Ten runner-up in the event. Bostwick also mentored his first Big Ten Champion in 2007, his first indoor season with Michigan State, in pole vaulter Mark Langlois.
Prior to his time at Michigan State, Bostwick was an assistant coach from 2002-06 at Miami (OH). His athletes made four NCAA appearances, won two Mideast Regional titles and earned seven Mid-American Conference Championships. His athletes established 11 school records during the four-year run.
Lashonda Davis and Sara Landau were two of his most decorated athletes at Miami. Both were two-time qualifiers, with Davis claiming four MAC titles in the long jump and Landau sweeping the 2006 pole vault competitions. Landau was also a two-time Mideast Regional Champion in the vault. In 2006, he also took Kristina Bolterstein to an indoor high jump title at the MAC Championships with a 5-foot-10 clearance.
Bostwick spent two seasons at Binghamton University as an assistant men’s and women’s coach. He coached the sprints, jumps and multi-events. He coached six conference champions and 18 all-conference athletes.
A Level III certified track & field coach, Bostwick currently serves as the co-director for USA Track & Field’s coaches education program. He is also a member of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Bostwick earned his undergraduate degree in physical education and coaching from Cortland State. He was a graduate assistant under Head Coach Dr. Jack Daniels while obtaining his master’s degree in exercise science and biomechanics.