IOWA CITY, Iowa – Paige Knodle has been named interim assistant coach for the University of Iowa track and field program, UI director of track and field and cross country Joey Woody announced Thursday.
Knodle joins the Hawkeyes after working as an assistant coach at Iowa State. Her primary responsibilities will include working with the men’s and women’s multi-event athletes, hurdles, and vertical jumps.
“I am really looking forward to being a part of the Iowa staff,” Knodle said. “They are very established on the national stage and I am excited to be a part of a program that is this well-known and keep moving it forward.”
“I am looking forward to having another set of eyes and have another person around who has a great skillset in all those event areas,” Woody said. “In college, her strengths were in the hurdles and the multi-events.”
Knodle graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016 after an illustrious collegiate career. She was a four-time team captain, 18-time All-MVC honoree with six individual conference titles, three MVC Most Valuable Athlete of the Meet honors, two Most Outstanding Field Athletes of the Meet awards, two Most Outstanding Track Athlete of the Meet honors, and a two-time first team All-American (2014, 2016).
“She is a hard worker,” Woody said. “I have had the opportunity to watch her compete throughout her career. I have always had a lot of respect for the program at UNI and she will bring a lot to our program.”
Knodle graduated from Northern Iowa in 2016 with a degree in exercise science.