University of Kansas Track and Field alum, Josh Williamson is in his first year as the assistant meet director for the Kansas Relays. He assists with event management, sponsorships, equipment, marketing and promotions for the relays and the track and field and cross country teams.
The Hutchinson, Kansas native graduated from Kansas in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Marketing.
As a track and field athlete at KU, Williamson was coached by Stanley Redwine. Williamson was honored with the Hale Achievement Award, as well as being named to the Academic All-Big 12 First-Team, the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and a Jayhawk Scholar. . Williamson spent his first two collegiate years at Hutchinson Community College before transferring to KU. At HCC, Williamson was a two-time All-American and two-time Academic All-American. His performances in the 800-meters and 4x800-meter relay are among the top ten all time at HCC. Williamson also played on the HCC football team that won the Valley of the Sun Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
Before his current position at with Kansas Athletics, Willaimson worked in marketing at Hopkins, a global automotive after-market manufacturer. There, he launched multiple marketing campaigns and sales promotions while managing several industry leading product lines. His marketing experience in television, print, direct mail and web will be an asset to the Kansas Relays.
Williamson is engaged to be married to Sarah Cotté in July.