Head Coach, M&W Track & Field and Cross Country
University of Missouri-Kansas City
2016 WCA Graduate, Class #38
Shameika McField was named the head coach for the UMKC track and field/cross country programs on March 4, 2008. Before her appointment, McField served as the interim head coach for the Kangaroos from January to March 2008. McField joined the athletics department in September 2007 as an academic advisor.
Most recently McField coached UMKC men’s track athlete Bryce Miller to a 10th place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase finals at the United States Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, just falling short of qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
In 2014-15, she earned WAC Outdoor Women’s Coach of the Year, after leading the outdoor women’s squad won its third ever outdoor crown, and first since 2000, while the men had their highest finish (3rd) since that same season outdoors.
McField’s previous role as the academic advisor has paid off for the Kangaroos as both the men’s and women’s teams have been recognized by the USTFCCCA as All-Academic teams and several individual All-Academic student-athletes.
Before moving to Kansas City, McField served in a graduate assistant role at Kansas and helped the staff coach three all-Americans, four NCAA qualifiers and one national champion during her time with the Jayhawks.
In 2005-06, McField served as an assistant coach at the University of Tulsa, where she coached coached three all-conference selections (outdoor), which included leading Rickey Wilson Jr. to gold-medal performances in both the 110 and 400-meter hurdles.
McField was a member of the Kansas track and field program from 1998-03. In 2003, she was a member of the 4x400-meter relay that qualified for the NCAA Championships. Academically, she was a Second Team Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2002 and 20003, twice a Jayhawk Scholar-Athlete, and she was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She also was a member of the Student Relays Committee and the Kansas Black Student Union.
McField, who is a Level I Certified coach, earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and human development and family life from the University of Kansas in May 2003. McField is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.