Eagles warmly welcome new assistant athletic coaches

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director of athletics/cross country at Eastern Washington University, Erin Tucker, announced the two new additions to his coaching staff. Welcome to the Eagles Majesty Tutson who will train the pitchers, and Jonina Brison will train jumpers and multis.

Majesty Tutson

Tutson comes from the University of New Orleans where she was an assistant throwing coach since the fall of 2021. Prior to joining the Privateers, she coached at Alabama State where she started as a graduate assistant in 2014 before moving to being elevated to a full-time assistant in 2016.

“I spoke to several coaches during my research and Majesty’s name kept coming up from coaches in different circles. During our first conversation I was extremely impressed and knew that his personality and experience were what we needed here at Eastern,” Tucker said. “She commands every room she is in and I am thrilled to add her to our staff. Our student-athletes are extremely fortunate to have such a great person coaching them. She follows a legend in Marcia Mecklenburg and we have looking forward to continuing to move the program forward.”

While at the UNO, Tutson coached two conference champions in the men’s and women’s hammer, as well as two runners-up in the women’s discus and men’s shot put, in addition to a women’s discus school record and a regional qualifier. of male disc.

At Alabama State, she helped the Hornets to 11 SWAC indoor championships, seven SWAC outdoor championships, 12 individual conference champions, 49 individual All-SWAC selections and a pair of SWAC championship MVPs.

Tutson earned her undergraduate degree at Iowa, where she was a decorated pitcher from 2009 to 2013. She was an All-American discus thrower in 2013 and qualified for NCAA Regionals all four years. . She was a two-time Big Ten Conference runner-up in discus and was the Iowa Athletics Women’s MVP as a senior. At one point, she held school records in the shot put and discus throw.

She earned two master’s degrees from Alabama State in 2016 and 2019.

Jonina Brison

Brinson comes from the University of Buena Vista. She joined the program as an assistant coach in 2020 before being elevated to head coach, a position she has held since the spring of 2021.

“Adding a head coach to the staff is something I had hoped to do before I arrived, and I hit a home run with Jonina. Her passion, enthusiasm and drive as well as her experience as a head coach in made an easy choice,” Tucker said. . “I’m grateful she chose us. She has big shoes to fill to replace Dave Nielson, but he left a great legacy here that she can build on.”

In each of her two seasons, she led the women’s outdoor track and field team to its highest point total at the ARC Championships, and the 2022 indoor team posted its best result since. 2013. Over two years, she coached the Beavers to a combined 18 all-conference performances, including four conference champions and four All-American finishes.

In 2020-21, Brinson coached two individual conference champions and a national qualifier. After ending her athletic career at Bethune-Cookman, she stayed on and served as a graduate assistant coach for jumps and multi-events.

Brinson had an outstanding career at Mobile University. She was a 10-time NAIA All-American and a two-time NAIA National Long Jump Champion. She set 11 indoor and outdoor school records and was named Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Track Athlete of the Year in 2016 and SSAC Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2017.

Brinson then joined the Bethune-Cookman program where she was named 2018 Middle East Atlantic Conference Athlete of the Year and also qualified for the NCAA.

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