Discus Training for High School Athletesby Jon Tipton
In this course Coach Jon Tipton shares a comprensive overview of every aspect of the discus throw and the drills necessary to develop the skills at each point in the ring. He provides a logical progression, sample training programs, periodization tips, and discusses the tools you can use to better service your athletes.
Jon Tipton was announced as North Texas Track & Field Assistant Coach on August 9, 2022.
He joins UNT from his alma mater, Sam Houston State University, where he spent nine seasons in charge of the Bearkat throws group.
From 2014-2022, Tipton’s throwers accomplished seven USTFCCCA Academic All-American honors, four All-American performances (including Ashley Jenkins’ fourth-place finish and KeAyla Dove’s fifth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships), six NCAA Championships qualifiers, 24 NCAA Preliminary Championships qualifiers, 16 Southland Conference champions, 34 All-Conference performers, and five current SHSU School Records. Tipton’s athletes helped contribute to 12 Southland Conference Team Championships.
Prior to SHSU, Tipton was an assistant coach for the UC Davis Aggies for the 2012-2013 seasons. During his time at the University of California, Davis, Tipton worked with several NCAA Preliminary Championships qualifiers, including Ashley Hearn, the 2012 Big West Discus Champion and bronze medalist at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Tipton’s first coaching experience was as the graduate assistant for SHSU Track & Field from the Fall of 2009 through the Spring of 2011, while completing his masters in Kinesiology. During his stint as graduate assistant, in which he provided direct oversight for the throwers, Tipton worked with SHSU school record holder Chris Cralle (2012 Olympic Trials Silver Medalist) who earned All-American honors in 2011 and won the NACAC U-23 Championships in 2010 in the hammer throw.
Not only has Tipton shown promise as one of the best up-and-coming- coaches in the country, but he was also a stellar athlete at SHSU. His discus throw of 196’6” in 2009 still stands as the school record.