Vincent Bingham is in hisfourth season as a memberof theKansas Track and Field staff. He was named Director of External Relations in September 2011, as he previously served as the Director of Track Operations for three years. He brings over 26 years of coaching experience to the KU staff.
Bingham's teams have won three NAIA National Championships. His Lindenwood team took home the men's indoor title in 1998, while his 2006 Missouri Baptist women's team won both the indoor and outdoor championships.
At the 2006 NAIA Indoor National Championships, Bingham's women's team broke eight national records. They won eight events and had an athlete earn All-America honors in 18 of 21 events. Bingham's athletes were the top-four scorers in the Athlete of the Year competition. His team's performance earned him the NAIA Indoor National Coach of the Year award.
Bingham resurrected the Missouri Baptist men's program in 2006 after it had undergone a 15-year hiatus and led it to a seventh-place finish in its first season of competition.
At the 2006 NAIA Outdoor National Championships, Bingham's athletes once again won eight national championships. Bingham coached current Jayhawk Nickesha Anderson to the Athlete of the Year honor. Anderson won 12 individual national titles and was a 16-time All-American in her two years running for Bingham at Missouri Baptist.
Also in 2006, Bingham saw Nadina Marsh and Betty Rotich complete sweeps of the women's multi-events and distance races during the indoor and outdoor seasons. Bingham's Seidre Forde also won a national championship in the women's triple jump. His men also improved on their finish from the indoor championships with a fifth-place outdoor finish. His athletes' accomplishments earned Bingham the NAIA Outdoor National Coach of the Year award as well.
All told, Bingham's athletes earned 78 All-America honors in 2006.
In 2005, much like the men's program, Bingham brought back the Missouri Baptist women's program and had instant success. Bingham led the women to a fifth-place finish at the indoor national championships and followed that with a third-place finish at the outdoor championships.
Also at Missouri Baptist, five Bingham athletes earned Academic All America honors.
In 1988 at Missouri, Bingham coached Teri LeBlanc to two NCAA Division I All America honors, in the heptathlon and long jump.
Bingham's athletes have qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships five times. LeBlanc qualified in the indoor 55-meter hurdles and long jump as well as the outdoor heptahlon and long jump. Felicia Allen made it in the outdoor long jump. Bingham oversaw LeBlanc to five Big Eight Championships , in the indoor long jump and pentathlon as well as the outdoor long jump, 100-meter hurdles and heptathlon.
Bingham has coached six NCAA Division II All-Americans, with Sedell Roberts grabbing the honor in the indoor 400 meters and Jody Kay Martines taking the award in the outdoor 100 meters and 400-meter relay.
Nickesha Anderson (Missouri Baptist) - 2008 Olympian, Jamaican National Team - 13-time NAIA National Champion (60, 100, 200, 400, 4x100) -16-time NAIA All-American
Randy Lewis (Lindenwood) - 2004 and 2008 Olympian (Grenada National Team)
Ibrahim Bashir (Lindenwood) - 2004 Olympian (Kuwait National Team)
Betty Rotich (Missouri Baptist) -Three-time NAIA National Champion (5,000 and 10,000)
Shernelle Nicholls (Missouri Baptist) - Two-time NAIA National Champion (shot put)
Seidre Forde (Missouri Baptist) - 2006 NAIA National Champion (triple jump)
Nadina Marsh (Missouri Baptist) - Two-time NAIA National Champion (pentathlon, heptathlon)
Lanece Clark (Missouri Baptist) - Two-time NAIA National Champion (60 meters, 4x100)
Margaret Nakintu (Missouri Baptist) -Two-time NAIA National Champion (800 meters, mile)
Nikkita Holder (Missouri Baptist) -2006 NAIA National Champion (4x100-meter relay)
Rachel Baldwin -2006 NAIA National Champion (4x100-meter relay)
Roatter Johnson (Lindenwood) - 1999 NAIA National Champion (triple jump)
Amy Knobloch (Lindenwood) - 1998 NAIA National Champion (outdoor marathon)
Sandra Stepney (Missouri Baptist) - 1989 National Champion (triple jump)
Kelly Cox (Missouri Baptist) - Two-time National Champion (high jump)
Miriam Otten (Missouri Baptist) - 1988 National Champion (outdoor marathon)