TOMMY BADON | Sprints / hurdles / Relays
Coach Tommy Badon has coached at every level of the coaching spectrum in a career that has spanned over 30 years. He is currently the Head Track Coach and Assistant Football Coach at Lafayette Christian Academy in Lafayette, Louisiana. Badon moved to LCA after a 12 year stint at Westminster Christian Academy, where he oversaw an athletic department that grew and matured into one of the most respected programs in Louisiana. Coach Badon’s girls’ teams have won 10 consecutive district titles, and 4 regional championships, and the 1A State Championship in 2013. His boys’ teams captured 5 district crowns and 2 additional regional titles. He has coached multiple individual state champions, including the only hurdler to win three consecutive 300 hurdles titles in any division. Badon was named the 1A State Coach of the Year in 2013, and was awarded the Outstanding Coach Award at the district level 15 times.
Coach Badon has coached Mike St. Julien, a 7-2 high jumper and one of the best high school jumpers in the country, as well as Pat Frederick, a 16-8 pole vaulter and a member of the 1988 U.S. National Junior Team. In 1987, Badon moved to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas and helped the Buccaneers capture two Indoor National Championships and two Outdoor National Championships in his two years at the school. From 1989-1997, Badon was the assistant track and field coach at his alma mater, UL-Lafayette (then University of Southwestern Louisiana). While there, the Ragin’ Cajuns won 14 Indoor and Outdoor Conference Championships, and Badon coached over 20 NCAA All-Americans. During his time at UL-Lafayette, Badon also coached Hollis Conway, the world’s No. 1 high jumper in the early 1990’s and still the United States record holder in the indoor high jump. His relay teams at UL were ranked third nationally in the Track and Field Relay rankings for the 1993 season.
Badon has been active in Coaching Education since 1987. He was a USATF Level I and Level II Instructor for 20 years, and has served as both a TFTC Instructor and an SCC Instructor in the USTFCCCA Coaches Education program since the inception of that program. Badon is an active member in the LTFCA, and has spoken at numerous state association conventions throughout his career, as well as presenting at the USTFCCCA Annual Convention in 2013.
Jan. 5-6, 2018
Lombard Westin Hotel
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