Gabriel Mvumvure

About Gabriel Mvumvure

Gabriel Mvumvure has experienced “the road less traveled” as a sprint and hurdle coach, coaching in the SEC, the Ivy League, and the PAC-10 conference. As an athlete, Mvumvure competed in five IAAF World Championships and the 2016 Olympics, representing Zimbabwe in the 100 meters. He is the Zimbabwe National Indoor Record Holder in the 60m with 6.6, and at the time, his 9.98 best ranked him as the seventh-fastest 100m in African history.

In 2008, Mvumvure earned an NCAA title on the 4x100m relay team for Louisiana State University, the SEC college where he began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant. He graduated from LSU in 2011 with a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science and raced professionally from 2012 to 2016. In 2019, he took the head coaching position for sprints and hurdles at Brown University, where his accomplishments included two school records (held for 63 and 32 years!), 33 Top 10 performances, and 109 personal bests. In 2022, he began coaching at Washington State University. In his first year, his sprinters and hurdlers collectively broke 108 personal bests (60 men, 48 women).