Coastal Carolina's men's and women's throwers have achieved great success under the guidance of Jacquie Grimes. As Grimes enters her eighth season as an assistant coach, her athletes continue to achieve success at the regional and national levels. In addition to working with the throwers, Grimes also is the strength coordinator for the throwers.
During her first five seasons at Coastal, she helped guide the Lady Chanticleers to Big South Outdoor Track and Field titles in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011 as well as the Big South Indoor titles in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Grimes has coached one All-East Region performer, 13 NCAA East Regional Qualifiers,eight Conference Champions and41 All-Conference performers. In 2008, Brittany Connor qualified for USATF Junior National meet in the hammer throw. Deborah Mattern set a new Coastal Carolina and Big South Conference record in the javelin throw in 2011 at the Seminole Invitational with a mark of 46.03m (151'00").
Grimes also helped Coastal's men's team to the 2006 Big South Outdoor title. She has coached one All-American, two Junior All-Americans, three All-East Region performers, 14 NCAA East Regional Qualifiers, five Big South Individual Champions and 16 All-Conference performers. In 2009, Mark Manno (hammer), Jason Jensen (hammer) and Jason Flanagan (javelin) qualified for the USATF Junior National meet in Eugene, OR. Manno and Jensen both earned Junior All-American status, in the hammer throw, by finishing 4th and 6th in their event. In 2006, Grimes coached Thomas Jordan to a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championship meet, which earned him All-America status. Also that same year, Thomas Jordan and Kyle Hoddy represented Coastal at USATF National Championship meet in the javelin.
Grimes arrived to Coastal from UNC Wilmington where she was the assistant track and field coach from 1997-2003. She helped the Seahawk men's team to six consecutive CAA titles from 1998-2002. In 2002, she was named the CAA Men's Track and Field Coach of the Year. While at UNCW, Grimes coached two indoor NCAA provisional qualifiers, four outdoor NCAA Regional qualifiers, 33 CAA Champions and 134 All-Conference selections. She also served as the strength coordinator for the sprinters, jumpers and throwers.
Before her time at UNCW, Grimes spent one year as a graduate assistant and one year as a student assistant at Troy State University, her alma mater. She coached five conference champions and seven All-Conference athletes.
Grimes earned her bachelor's of science degree in Biology from Troy State University in 1996. She was a member of the Trojan track and field team from 1993-95. Prior to heading Troy State, Grimes attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill. and was a two-sport athlete, participating on the track and field team and basketball for two seasons.
Grimes currently resides in Myrtle Beach.