RALEIGH, N.C. -- A decorated member of Meredith's first-ever track & field program, Demonica Stanley,'19, returns as the assistant cross country/track & field coach to share her talents and passion with future Avenging Angels.
"Meredith has given me the best four years as an athlete and student," said Stanley. "And I'm looking forward giving back to a program that gave me so much."
Stanley was a four-year letter winner of Meredith's track & field program, which began competition in spring 2016, and graduated as the college's all-time leader in shot put, javelin, and long jump. During her tenure with the Avenging Angels, Stanley also competed in 100m and 200m sprints, so offers the program a wide range of event knowledge and skills.
"Demonica brings a great deal of knowledge about the Meredith experience to the cross country and track & field programs," said Head Coach Field Miller. "As she steps from the role of athlete to coach, she will be able to use both event skills and student experience to relate and guide the athletes."
While a student at Meredith, Stanley worked as an assistant for two years and then advanced as a student supervisor in the Lowery Fitness Center her senior year.
"I look forward to having her as a helping hand in building the exciting future of Avenging Angels cross country and track & field," said Miller, who joined the college in July of this year as the new head coach of both sport programs.
Stanley earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science at Meredith College in 2019.