Darren Gauson
Darren Gauson
Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
High School: Knox Academy
Previous College: Butler '08
Position: Assistant Coach
Former Butler standout, Darren Gauson, begins his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Bulldogs' program. Gauson will be involved in several aspects of the track and field/cross country program including coaching, recruiting, and meet management. A 2008 graduate of Butler's METL (Master's of Education and Teaching Leadership) program, Gauson competed for the Bulldogs from 2006-2008. Gauson was a two-time NCAA MidEast Regional Qualifer in the 1500 meters, reaching the finals in 2007. In 2008, he captured the Horizon League title at 1500 meters. In cross country, Gauson helped the 2006 squad to a 25th place finish at the NCAA Championships. A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Gauson earned his Bachelors of Science (honors) degree in Exercise Physiology from Napier University in 2006. He is a two-time Scottish National Champion at 1500 meters, winning back to back titles in 2004 and 2005. Gauson continues to train with Head Coach Matt Roe's elite runners with hopes of representing Great Britain in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He currently holds a 1500 best of 3:43.98 "We're excited to have Darren join Coach (Collette) Huffman and I on staff. Darren is an engaging, intelligent and energetic coach. He will be a tremendous advocate for our program," said Butler head coach Matt Roe. AS A BUTLER TRACK ATHLETE
2008 OUTDOOR: Horizon League champ in the 1,500 (3:55.51)...placed 18th in the 1,500 (3:54.85) at the NCAA Mideast Regional...finished fifth in Section 3 of the 1,500 (3:54.17) at the Oregon Relays...placed fourth in the 5,000 (15:08.15) at the Miami Team Challenge...came in fifth in the 1,500 (3:57.59) at the Indiana Invitational. 2008 INDOOR: Did not compete. 2007 OUTDOOR: Placed 3rd in the 800 (1:54.39) and fifth in the 1500 (3:55.87) at the Horizon League Championship...came in 12th in the 1500 (3:52.69) at the NCAA Mideast Regional...was third in his section of the 1500 (3:46.77) at the Stanford Invitational...placed 7th in the 5000 (15:27.55) at the Butler Twilight Meet. 2007 INDOOR: Finished runner-up in the mile (4:18.89) and third in the 3000 (8:37.90) at the Horizon League Championship...placed third in the 3000 (8:28.12) at the Hoosier Hills Meet.