Byfield to take charge at St George's
Former Kingston College track and field coach, Orville Byfield, will take over the reins at North Street rivals St George's College, principal Margaret Campbell confirmed to STAR Sports yesterday.
Byfield, a Kingston College old boy, led the 'Purples' to second at the 2014 Boys' Championships during his lone year in charge.
Campbell told STAR Sports that they had no issue in hiring Byfield who she believes will help the school make the step up in athletics.
"We have none (issue) whatsoever, their (KC's) loss is our gain ... We have excelled in so many other sports this year. We have won rugby, football, taekwondo, under-16 cricket and basketball and we just want to improve on our track and field and we think that with Mr Byfield we can find some success in the area, so we are injecting some new blood to try and improve on our track and field performance," she said.
Campbell says from all her early discussions with Byfield, she is convinced that he has what it takes to move them forward and she expects to see early improvement.
"Having personally met him (Byfield) and interviewed him, I can say he comes with a plan and a vision as to where track and field should be and he has plans in place to accomplish it. He has a genuine love for the students and want to see them achieve excellence, plus he has experience and he wants to win which is always good," she stated.
Byfield has a degree in physical education and heads the Caribbean School of Sport Sciences department in the Faculty of Science & Sport at the University of Technology.