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Assistant Track and Field Coach
Phoenix Plaza
Athletic Department
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Cecilia Francis begins her first season as the Assistant Coach of the Cumberland track and field program after a very successful stint as a student-athlete and coach at Middle Tennessee State.

Prior to Cumberland, Francis served as an athletic coaching intern on the Middle Tennessee State University track & field team for one semester. During her tenure as a student intern, Francis helped recruit, manage resources, enforce discipline, and plan/schedule programs for practices. She trained three athletes to achieve All-American titles and five Conference USA champions.

Francis is a very well decorated athlete; she was a world championship representative and an All-African Games gold medalist for Nigeria in the women’s 4 x 100m relay in 2015. At MTSU, she was a Dean’s List student four times, Women’s track & field commissioner’s honor roll member three times, and a Conference USA Female Athlete of the week winner three times.

A native of Lagos, Nigeria, Francis earned her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in the spring of 2022 in Physical Education with a minor in Athletics Coaching.