Jared Krout will be entering his third year as an assistant coach with the Oilers track and field program during the 2019-20 season and will oversee sprints, hurdles, and relays.
In 2018-19, Krout coached Semoy Hemmings and Xavier Marable to G-MAC Championships in the 400m in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Xavier went on to win G-MAC Indoor Freshman of the Meet and also earned all-American status in just his first year on the track.
During the 2017-18 season Krout coached George Effah and Semoy Hemmings to school records and NCAA qualifying performances in the 400m. Effah ran 47.01 and finished 6th in the country and earned All-American status during the indoor season. Hemmings ran 55.09 during the outdoor season on her way to breaking a 23-year-old school record and her first appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Prior to Findlay, Krout coached at Bluffton University where he coached the sprinters and hurdlers to multiple school records and conference championships.
Krout also spent time coaching sprints and jumps at Liberty-Benton High School from 2014-2016. He coached 18 state qualifiers, five school record holders, five individual state champions, and guided Michaela Butler to the OHSAA Division II state record in the 100m of 11.67 seconds. As the head girls coach, Krout led the program to back-to-back OHSAA State Championships in 2015 and 2016 on his was to earning USTFCCCA Ohio High School Girls Coach of the Year honors in 2016.
Krout is a 2010 graduate of Hillsdale College, was a 10-time GLIAC champion, and was the Great Lakes Regional Athlete of the Year in 2007 and 2008. Krout was a six-time All-American in the 200m, 400m, and long jump and still holds outdoor school records in the 400m (46.69) and long jump (25’-2.75” – 7.69m) and the indoor school record for 200m (21.56) at Hillsdale.
Coach Krout lives in Findlay with his wife, Circe, and their dog, Scout.