Bonnie Edmondson, a two-time national champion in the women’s hammer throw, begins her eighth season as a Trinity assistant men's and women's track and field coach in 2018-19. Edmondson was ranked as high as No. 10 in the world and was ranked in the top five in the United States in the women’s hammer throw from 1990-1996. Edmondson has coached at the collegiate and high school levels for more than 25 years and has conducted numerous coaching clinics at the national level.
She is presently a program manager for school health at the Connecticut State Department of Education. Edmondson holds a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of Hartford, a master's degree in school health education from Southern Connecticut State University, and a bachelor's degree in English and communications from Eastern Connecticut State University.
Edmondson was the USA women's throws coach at the 2015 IAAF World Outdoor Championships and was recently named to the same position for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She served as the USA throwing events coach at the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships in 2014 and 2012, and as the throws coach for the Pan American Junior Games in 2008, the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in 2003, and the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in 1998.
Edmondson has served as the USATF Olympic Development Co-Coordinator for the women’s hammer throw, and is a past member of both the USATF Athlete's Advisory Committee and of the USATF Women's Track and Field Executive Committee. In addition, she was awarded the USATF President's Award for her contribution in the promotion of the hammer throw on both the national and international levels. Edmondson is a member of the United States Throws Coaches Association, is a USATF Certified Coach, and has conducted numerous clinics at the United States Olympic Training Center. She has also conducted clinics for Paralympic athletes and served as a coach for the USA Paralympic Team in the Czech Republic.