In his 12th season as a member of the Tiger coaching staff, John Govern serves as the throws coach for both the indoor and outdoor track programs.
A Psychology professor at Towson University since 1989, Govern graduated summa cum laude from Albright College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psycho-biology.
During his four-year career at Albright, he threw the shot, discus, and javelin while also competing in the 400 meter dash and the 1600 meter relay team.
A team captain his senior year, Govern’s discus record at Albright stood for 13 years. He was also the recipient of the Eugene Shirk Award as an outstanding senior scholar-athlete.
While studying at Temple for his Doctorate in Social Psychology, Govern was a graduate student member of the Owls Powerlifting club team. He also found time to throw competitively in the Philadelphia area before accepting a position at Towson in 1989.
In his position as the Tigers’ throws coach, he has worked with senior Kelly Robinson, the Tigers’ record-setting javelin thrower. Coach Govern helped Robinson qualify for Nationals twice. She was the first Tiger track athlete to reach nationals.