Rovelto Adds Corbillon to Track and Field Coaching Staff

MANHATTAN, Can. – K-State Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Cliff Rovelto announced the addition of veteran coach Fabien Corbillon to his coaching staff on Thursday (September 22). Corbillon will work with horizontal jumpers (long and triple jump) and recruit in all events, mainly sprints.

Corbillon, who grew up in Orléans, France, has more than 20 years of coaching experience, including a nine-year stint at Wright State, first as an assistant coach (2006-09) then as head men’s and women’s track and field and cross country from 2009-15. He has also experience as an assistant coach at Lakehead University (2001-03), Florida A&M (2004-06), Texas State (2015-21), North Texas (2021-22) and Coastal Carolina (2022).

Corbillon has been a part of 10 team conference championships in his career, including eight Sun Belt Conference titles at Texas State. He helped the Bobcats to the women’s triple crown (cross country, indoor and outdoor track) in 2017-18 as well the women’s indoor and men’s outdoor titles in 2019. In addition, he was a volunteer coach at Florida A&M when the Rattlers won the 2005 MEAC Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

During his near decade-long stint at Wright State, Corbillon helped student-athletes to 203 school records and nine Horizon League marks en route to 20 individual Horizon League Championships and 77 conference podium finishes. Under his tutelage, Tiffany Brigham (100 meters) became the first Raider student-athlete to qualify for an NCAA Championship berth while Cassandra Lloyd (100-meter hurdles) became the school’s first All-American.

While at Texas State, Corbillon coached five All-Americans, 27 NCAA Regional qualifiers, 26 individual Sun Belt Conference champions and 63 All-Conference selections. Chelsie Decoud (high jump) was a two-time NCAA First Team All-American. In his last season he saw Ronnie Briscoe (long jump) and Katherine Stuckly (high jump) both earn 2021 second-team All-American honors.

Corbillon started his coaching career in 2001 while he was at Lakehead University (2001-03) in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He spent two years (2004-06) as a volunteer coach at Florida A&M, where he recruited both cross country and track and field athletes and designed training programs for all track events.

After his time at Wright State and Texas State, Corbillon most recently worked with student-athletes in the vertical jumps and heptathlon and decathlon events at both North Texas and Coastal Carolina.

Corbillon was a former track athlete himself as a decathlete who competed in multiple French National Championships, including a Decathlon Regional title in 1998.

Corbillon attended the University of Orléans in France from 1996-2003 where he earned a diploma in the sciences and techniques of physical education and a bachelor’s degree in sports and physical education. He received a master’s degree in Kinesiology simultaneously from Lakehead University in 2003. He has also worked towards a Doctorate in Sport Psychology at Florida State.

Corbillon has two sons, Noah and Jackson.

FROM HEAD COACH CLIFF ROVELTO
On Corbillon’s experience …
“We look forward to Coach Corbillon joining us at K State. Fabien has experience coaching in varied event areas. I like versatility in our staff and put great value on knowledge across event areas. Coach has worked at a couple of universities in Texas, so he is familiar with a very fertile recruiting area. He also has experience in recruiting internationally, which has proven beneficial to our program over the years. “

FROM ASSISTANT COACH FABIEN CORBILLON
On the opportunity at K-State…
“First and foremost, I want to thank Coach Rovelto and the athletic administration for giving me this incredible opportunity to coach at Kansas State. I am truly honored to join a world class staff and work under the leadership of Coach Rovelto, a legend in our sport. I cannot wait to get to Manhattan and start working with an extremely talented group of student-athletes. “

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Part of 10 team conference championships in his career, including eight Sun Belt titles at Texas State.
  • At Wright State in 2014, Corbillon led the school to its greatest finish in the Outdoor Horizon League Championships placing third, after finishing fourth or later in previous years.
  • During his first indoor season at Texas State, the men’s team won the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championship for the first time since 2004, while the women finished second, two points shy of repeating a conference championship.
  • In 2017, the Texas State women won the Sun Belt Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championship, the fifth time they had done so in school history.
  • The Texas State women’s track and field team aided in the completion of a triple crown in 2018, as they won the indoor and outdoor championships, alongside the cross country title.
  • In 2019 the Texas State men and women split championships with the women winning the indoor and men doing so in the outdoor.
  • Four of Corbillon’s Texas State athletes competed in the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

DECORATED STUDENT-ATHLETES

  • Tiffany Brigham (Wright State): In 2008 Wright State sent its first athlete to the outdoor NCAA Track and Field Regional for the 100-meter dash. Brigham also won the first sprint title, in the 100, for the school at the Horizon League Championship that year. Still holds the school record for 200 meters (24.61s) in outdoor and indoor (25.09) from 2007 and 2008.
  • Cassandra Lloyd (Wright State): Was named Horizon League NCAA Woman of the Year in 2012. The school’s first All- American after finishing 14th (13.33s) at the NCAA meet in 2011. Competed in the outdoor NCAA Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in the 100 meter hurdles. Was named the Horizon League Indoor Track Co-Athlete of the Year in 2010 and 2011 and solely took that award in 2012. Was named Horizon League Outdoor Athlete of the Year from 2010-2012. Still holds the outdoor school record for 100 meters (11.87s) and 100 meter hurdles (13.17s) from 2011 and 2012. For indoor events she holds records in 60 meters (7.66s) and 60 meter hurdles (8.21s) from 2011 and 2012.
  • Chelsie Decoud (Texas State): SBC indoor high jump gold medalist from 2015-2017 and outdoor gold medalist in 2016 and 2017. Appearing in two NCAA Championships she took 7th in 2016 and tied for 6th in 2017. Still holds the school record for high jump at (1.88m) from 2018.
  • Katherine Stuckly (Texas State): Was the 2020 SBC indoor gold medalist in high jump. Competed in the 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships and earned All-American honors after finishing 16th in the event.
  • Ronnie Briscoe (Texas State): An SBC gold medalist twice in 2018 during the outdoor season and in 2020 during the indoor season, also took the silver in 2019 indoor season.

K-State’s indoor schedule kicks off December 9 with the Carol Robinson Women’s & Attila Zsivocsky Men’s Winter Pentathlon.

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