Chris Lemieux enters his first season as the volunteer assistant coach for the women's program. Lemieux will focus primarily with Coach Erb and the combined events group.
Lemieux comes to Illinois from the University of Vermont where he competed as a decathlete. He won the 2011 America East decathlon title and earned America East All-Conference honors that year as well. Lemieux also holds the school record in the decathlon, scoring 6,737 points. He was also named MVP during the 2011 outdoor season.
Lemieux earned Vermont's Jeff Stone Memorial Award two straight years, which recognizes exceptional contributions by a male and female student-athlete, in any class, in the area of community service and campus leadership.
Lemieux is USA Track and Field level one coaching certified and lives in the Champaign area.