Molly Coakley
Molly Coakley
Height: 5-3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lockport, NY
High School: Newfane
Position: Pole Vault

2010-11: UB’s top pole vaulter. Finished 9th in the pole vault at the MAC Indoor Championships with a season-best 11-11.75. Set top outdoor pole vault mark of 11-3.75 at Wake Forest Open.

2009-10: Tied for 13th in the pole vault (10-6) at the MAC Indoor Championships. Finished 17th in the pole vault with a season best 10-11.75 at the MAC Outdoor Championships. Set top indoor mark of 10-8 at the Akron Invitational.

High School: Won four letters and captained two seasons at Newfane High School for coach Mike Heitzenrater. Won the Section VI pole vault titles in 2006 and 2009 and finished second in 2008. Placed fifth in the state championships in 2006 and 2008. Four-time All-Niagara-Orleans League honoree. Also all-league in field hockey, winning four letters, as a forward for the Panthers.

Personal: Born August 4, 1991. Daughter of Dan and Cindy Coakley. Has one sister (Megan). Favorite athlete is U.S. Olympic vaulter and Western New York native Jenn Stuczynski. Favorite movie is Remember the Titans. Favorite TV show is So You Think You Can Dance. Majoring in exercise science.