PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore mourns the passing of former track & field assistant coach Curtley Bynoe, who passed away suddenly at home on Dec. 26.
In his seven years on The Shore, Bynoe ran the throwing and field events under then head coach Ernest Barrett. His tenure included many second and third place finishes by teams at the MEAC Championships. Along the way, he coached several outstanding throwers including Owen Cain and Dillon Simon, who still hold places in the Hawk record books. Simon, a fellow countryman of Bynoe's, continues to compete in events such as the Commonwealth Games for Dominica.
Later on in his tenure he successfully filled a vacancy as the Hawks' strength and conditioning coach, supervising workout regimens for the entire athletic department.
Bynoe earned his degree from McKendree University in Illinois from 2004-2007. During that time, he assisted the track & field squad and served as strength and conditioning coach.
He first made his appearance on the national stage as a coach for his home country of Dominica in 1996, when he coached in the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta.
A memorial service for Coach Bynoe will be held this Saturday (Jan. 5) at 1 p.m. in the Student Services Center Theater on campus.