Ceith Creekmur
Ceith Creekmur

Position:
Assistant Coach - Multi-Events

Experience:
Second Season

E-mail:
creekmur@ath.msu.edu


05/18/2014

Leah O'Connor Wins Third-Straight Steeple at Big Ten Championships

Four Spartans make it on the podium on day two of competition.

05/18/2014

MSU Track & Field Wins 10 Medals at the Big Ten Championships

Spartans add six medals to close out the final day of competition at the conference meet.

05/11/2014

Spartans Add Two Regional Qualifiers at GVSU Last Chance Weekend

Jaelynn Pryor (400-meter hurdles) and Hannah Sailar (pole vault) punch ticket to NCAA Regionals.

02/08/2014

MSU Track & Field Concludes Record-Setting Weekend

Spartans break two school records at ND, Schneider finishes second in heptathlon.

02/08/2014

Spartans Perform Strong On Day One of Weekend Slate

Schneider in second-place in first indoor heptathlon since 2011.

Ceith Creekmur By the Numbers

  • 1 USTFCCCA All-American Honorable Mention
  • 3 NCAA qualifiers
  • 2 US Indoor Championship Heptathlon qualifiers
  • 19 NCAA East Regional Qualifiers
  • 3 U.S. Junior Championships Qualifiers

Ceith Creekmur begins his second season at Michigan State after spending seven years coaching for his alma-mater Miami University. Creekmur will be coaching vertical jumps and multi-events for the Spartans. For her accomplishments, Birkmeier earned USTFCCCA All-American Honorable Mention honors.

In his first season at MSU, Creekmur helped lead six Spartans to the 2013 NCAA East Regionals, including Sarah Birkmeier who set a career-best mark and new MSU record in the pole vault to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

At Miami, Creekmur helped coach three throwers who qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in 2012, one of which earned second-team All-MAC by finishing as a runner-up in the decathlon at the MAC Championships. He also guided four student-athletes to berths in the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in 2010-11 while two earned All-MAC honors with runner-up finishes at the MAC Championships. In 2010, under Creekmur's tenure, another student-athlete earned a berth to the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the discus, giving Creekmur eight East Prelims qualifiers in the last three seasons.

In 2009, Creekmur also coached a RedHawk decathlete to back-to-back NCAA championships. With Creekmur's assistance, a Miami University high jumper earned All-Mideast Region honors in 2008, as he placed sixth at the regional meet, just missing a spot in the NCAA Championships.

Creekmur successfully recruited multiple state champions and national elite level high school athletes to the RedHawks. He also designed and implemented strength training programs for all track events up to the 800m in addition to multi-events, throws and vertical jumps.

A RedHawk standout, Creekmur was a four-year letterwinner (2003-06) and finished in the top eight in the decathlon in each of his final three seasons, including a MAC runner-up finish as a junior. A second-team All-MAC honoree in 2005, turned in an eighth-place heptathlon finish at the U.S. Indoor Nationals and a fourth-place decathlon finish at the MAC Championships his senior season. In addition to Creekmur's decathlon mark, he also left Miami as an All-America nominee and the school record holder in the heptathlon with 5,399 points.

Creekmur is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and earned his Level I certification in the USA Track and Field coaching program. A Miami graduate, Creekmur received his bachelor's degree in exercise science and was the principle investigator of research on landing injuries presented at the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine conference. While coaching, Creekmur also earned his master's degree in exercise science in May 2011. His master's thesis work discussed the effects of plyometrics in warm ups for sprint performances.