|Title:||Associate Head Coach (Sprints, Hurdles, Relays)|
Kim Francis enters her 1st season as assistant coach for Garden City Community College.
Prior to Garden City, Kim was a Mental Health Professional in Lafayette, La for one year. Prior to counseling; she trained and competed professionally for three year as an Adidas endorsed athlete.
Kim Francis also hosted weekly training camps for the youth and did voluntarily conditioning at Lafayette Christian Academy. She holds Annual Youth Track Camps in her hometown every spring. With the help from a very experienced and knowledgeable staff, each of her campers receive combinations of drills, demonstrations and training theories to enhance their performances. Her 1st annual hosted over fifty kids; her goal is to host over 100 local children each year to get them back to the desire of competing in sports & its’ benefits.
While competing professionally, Kim Francis received a bronze while competing in Saskatchewan, Canada in 2015, and a silver while competing in Sint. Maarten in 2015.
Kim Francis competed collegiately at Louisiana Tech University where she received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Sociology in 2014. She also received her Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University in 2016, where she also did one year of Graduate Assisting.
While competing at Louisiana Tech, Kimberly was a six-time WAC champion, & she received All-American Honors. She set the school record in the 100m. Hurdles and became the first LA Tech hurdler to run a sub-13.00 hurdles race as she won gold with a time of 12.95. She broke the school record in the 60m. Hurdles in 2013, and re-broke it in 2014 with a time of 8.23. She helped lead her team to two conference championships her freshman year. She received Conference USA Athlete of the Week and All- Conference USA honors in 2014. She was a NCAA Qualifier all four years, and competed at the Outdoor National Championship for three consecutive years.
A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Francis ran for Northside High School where she was an 11-time state champion ... Named the 2009 Louisiana Gatorade Athlete of the Year ... Was a 2010 Wendy’s High School Heisman recipient... Garnered all-state titles all four years of high school ... Named the 2009 and 2010 Louisiana Most Outstanding Athlete ... Set the Louisiana 4A state record in the 100m. Hurdles in 2010 ... Set the Louisiana composite record in the 300m. Hurdles with a time of 43.05 ... Helped lead high school team to three outdoor state championships and two indoor state championships ... Was also named Junior Class President at Northside High.
She is the mother to Aubrey Barnes (3).