Dr. Raylene Ross is in the first year of her second stint at the University of South Carolina. Currently, Ross holds the title of Director of Operations.
Ross began her first stint at South Carolina by after serving as coordinator of academics and administrative aid for the Gamecock track and field program form 2004-2006. She then moved into the role of assistant coach at South Carolina (2006-2007), working primarily with men's and women's sprinters. Ross then returned to the academic side, working as an assistant advisor at South Carolina's Enrichment Center (AEC) from 2008 to 2010
Prior to returning to South Carolina, Ross served as at University of Albany in the position of Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach with a focus on sprint and hurdles. In September of 2012, she was promoted to Associate Director of Track and Field/Associate Head Coach.
Before moving to Albany, Ross was the sprint coach and recruiting coordinator at West Point.
Ross also worked as an assistant coach under a graduate assistantship at Northwest Missouri State from 2003 to 2004 where she coached the men's and women's jumpers, sprinters and hurdlers. In her brief stint at NWMSU, she coached seven Division II NCAA qualifiers and All-American Alisha Samuel.
Before NWMSU, Ross worked as an assistant cross country and track and field coach at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania from 2000 to 2001, where she received a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology in 2000.
Ross received her doctorate in philosophy from South Carolina with emphasis in physical education concentrating on developmental foundations and sports psychology. She received a master's degree from Springfield College. While at Springfield, she worked as an athletic counselor with the men's basketball, football and wrestling teams, as well as the New England Junior Coyote Hockey Team in Connecticut. Ross also worked as an assistant track and field coach at Westfield State College in Westfield, Mass., from 2002 to 2003.
On top of Ross' coaching resume, she has been an adjunct professor for Midlands Technical College (2005-2010) and National University.
Ross is a certified USATF Level I and II Coach, as well as a USATF Level I Instructor.