Jeremy Graff

Jeremy Graff

Player Profile

Volunteer Assistant - Javelin/Throws

Third Year

Alma Mater:
Colorado State University, 2004

Jeremy Graff enters his third year as a volunteer coach at the University of New Mexico. The former Colorado State and Albuquerque La Cueva High School standout is the primary coach for the javelin and also helps coach Matt Kraft train the Lobo throwers. After inheriting one of the Mountain West Conference's premier javelin units when he joined the UNM coaching staff in 2005, Graff now has the Lobos poised for national success in the event.

In 2006, Katie Coronado and Anthony Fairbanks became the first Lobo freshmen to score at the elite NCAA Midwest Regional Championship meet, both finishing seventh. Coronado also earned all-MWC honors with a season-best throw of 161-11, which was ranked 24th in the nation. Fairbanks and senior teammate Matt Keeran finished sixth and fourth, respectively on the final MWC performance list.

New Mexico has had at least two finalists in the men's javelin at the last six MWC Championship meets and four all-MWC honorees. In 2005, Keeran became the first Lobo in 14 years to win a conference title in the event. He went on to place seventh at the regional championships and 15th at the `05 NCAA Championship meet.

Meanwhile, a UNM woman has earned all-conference honors in the event each year since 2004. There have also been four New Mexico women to qualify for the NCAA Midwest Region javelin competition since 2003.

Graff was a decorated thrower at Colorado State, earning all-MWC honors in 2002 (indoor/outdoor) and `03. He earned the MWC Men's Outdoor High Point Award in 2002 after winning the shot put and placing second in the discus and hammer. He also set the CSU outdoor shot put record as a junior.

Graff is married to the former Julie Gunzel, who was also a standout thrower for the Rams.