Molly (Cummings) Amidon enters her third season as an assistant track & field coach for Ohio Northern, focusing on the sprint and hurdle events..
In her three seasons at ONU, she has coached three athletes to NCAA Championships bids and had athletes break nine school records.
Her athletes have also won four OAC titles, had 11 All-Great Lakes Region honors and posted 16 All-OAC finishes in the sprints and hurdles.
Amidon joined the Polar Bears after a three-year stint as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Marian (Ind.) University. While there, she coached hurdles and was responsible for the fall training of all sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers.
During her three seasons at Marian, Amidon guided Taylor Killings to two national championship titles in the indoor 60-meter hurdles and one national championship in the outdoor 110-meter hurdles.
She helped 18 other student-athletes qualify for national championship meets in the sprints, hurdles, javelin, and combined events with 15 of those student-athletes breaking Marian school records.
Prior to her stint at Marian, Amidon served as a graduate assistant coach at New Mexico Highlands University for two years. She served as the hurdles and combined events coach, while also coaching athletes in the high jump and pole vault.
She coached two All-Americans in the long jump and 200-meter dash and instructed 14 national qualifiers in the pentathlon, heptathlon, sprints, hurdles, pole vault, and high jump during her time at New Mexico Highlands University. Amidon left NMHU with her Masters of Arts in Sports Administration in 2014.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Anderson University (Ind.), Amidon began her coaching career as an assistant coach for the Ravens from 2008-2009 in the horizontal jumps. She also served as an assistant coach at Marian from 2009-2010, where she helped with sprints, hurdles, and jumps.
She is USATF Level II certified in throws, combined events, sprints, hurdles, and relays.
Amidon lives in bellefontaine with her husband, Mark.