Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Brown Trafton returns for her fourth year on the Hornet coaching staff. Brown Trafton will serve as a volunteer assistant in 2015 after having been the team's Director of Operations during the previous two seasons.
In 2008, Brown Trafton won the United States’ first gold medal in the women’s discus since 1932. It was also the first medal of any kind by an American woman in the event since 1984.
In 2012, Brown Trafton had an eventful year, setting the American record in the discus and advancing to the 2012 London Olympics. In May, Brown Trafton shattered the U.S. record with a throw of 220-03 in Maui, Hawaii. She later won the U.S. Olympic Trials and finished eighth at the Olympics.
Brown Trafton’s lengthy resumé also includes a title at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships and a second-place finish at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials
As a collegiate athlete, Brown Trafton was a six-time All-American at Cal Poly, including finishing second in the discus at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships. She was also a three time-Big West champion