PHILADELPHIA – Marquise Stancil, a 2009 Temple track & field alum who has continued to work with the program in various capacities, now joins the staff full-time as an assistant coach. Stancil will work primarily as a sprints and hurdles coach for the program as the Owls enter their first season in the newly-created American Athletic Conference.
“Marquise has been a tremendous asset to Temple University
,” said head track & field and cross country coach Eric Mobley. “From his time as a student-athlete through his various roles on our coaching staff, Marquise's dedication and hard work has been an integral part of the program's success.”
Stancil served as a graduate assistant for the team in the 2012-13 season, and is continuing to work toward a master's degree at Temple in urban education. After he earned a bachelor's degree from Temple in secondary education/mathematics in 2009, Stancil worked as a volunteer assistant coach with the program for three years.
As a member of the track & field team from 2004-09, Stancil was a multiple IC4A qualifier in the 400m, 500m, 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay. His 400m and 500m times are among the top performances in program history, and in 2009 he was party of the 4x800m relay that set a school record.
Stancil was named the team's Rookie of the Year as a freshman. He went on to earn Indoor MVP honors in 2007-08, and earned the Alex Bonnie Track Award for sportsmanship and leadership in 2008-09.