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Joe Klim
Position: Assistant Coach - Jumps/Multi-Events
Alma Mater: Elmhurst
Graduating Year: 1991
Experience: 2 Years

Joe Klim begins his third season at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014-15, serving as an assistant coach to Steve Dolan specializing in jumps and multi-events.

At Penn, Klim has overseen the All-American career of high jumper Maalik Reynolds, who earned a total of three All-America accolades in Klim's first two seasons. In 2014, Reynolds became the first Penn athlete since 1907 to win multiple high jump titles at the Penn Relays.

Also at the most recent Penn Relays, Klim guided freshman Noel Jancewicz to a victory in the heptathlon. Jancewicz became the third woman in Penn history to win the Penn Relays heptathlon, joining Shani Boston (2004) and Frances Childs (1988). She was just the fourth in school history to surpass 5,000 points in the event and now stands third all-time in the Penn record book. 

Another protege under Klim, Tom Pitt, qualified for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships in two events (long jump, high jump) as a sophomore.

Before joining the staff at Penn, Klim was the assistant coach for the Akron men's cross country and track & field team for two seasons. There, he coached the men's team to its first-ever Mid-American Conference outdoor team championship in 2008.

Leading up to his years at Akron, Klim spent the 2005-06 season at Penn State University as a volunteer assistant with the women's track & field team. He was responsible for coaching the high jump and assisting with sprints, hurdles and jumps while with the Nittany Lions.

Prior to Penn State, Klim spent nine years coaching at Bucknell University. As the associate head coach for men's and women's cross country and track & field, his teams earned 20 Patriot League team championships; three men's cross country, four women's cross country, seven women's indoor track and six women's outdoor track. His athletes broke 27 school records and achieved 171 top-10 performances during his time with the Bison.

Klim's early career included stints as the head coach of the Elmhurst College cross country and track & field programs (1991-92), a graduate assistant at Campbell University (1992-92) and assistant and interim head coach at Emory University (1994-96).

During his coaching career, Klim has had student-athletes qualify for NCAA Championship meets in 14 different disciplines, with All-Americans in the high jump, triple jump, decathlon and 400 meters.

Klim received his undergraduate degree in marketing from Elmhurst College in 1991. He competed for the Bluejays' track & field team at the NCAA National Championships in the decathlon, 110-meter hurdles, 400m hurdles and javelin.

In addition to his performances on the track, Klim was twice a CCIW all-conference selection and earned most valuable player honors as a member of the Bluejays' football team. In 1997, he was inducted into the Elmhurst College Hall of Fame for his athletic accomplishments. He earned his master's degree in physical education from Campbell University in 1994.

Klim lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Nittaya, and their son, Andrew.


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