Maritza Acosta

Head Woman Track and Field Coach


Coach Acosta started track and field at early age, ran from age 10 to 25, and during those years received numberous awards. Coach Acosta's specialities were the 100, 200, and 400-meter dash for which she attained elite level status in Puerto Rico.  She participated and excelled in the of 4 X 100 and 4 X 400 relays, and was a member of Club Santurce, one of the top track and field clubs on the island of Puerto Rico. She won the 400 meters Gold medal in her division in 1987 and 1988, and the silver medal in the 200 meters competition in 1989. She was an invited participant in the prestigious Frankie Colon Memorial track meet in the Caribbean.  Coach Acosta was part of the Puerto Rico National Team both at youth and adult levels, and competed in many international meets that earned her a spot on the Olympic team as an alternate athlete.

Maritza Acosta received her training to be a Pharmacy Technician from the National University College in Puerto Rico, and worked at both franchise drug stores and hospitals. In 2003, Coach Acosta served as a Physical Education Teacher's Assistant at a middle school in Florida, and in 2006 worked at the Iowa Lakes Community College as the Volleyball Assistant Coach and Distance Learning Coordinator.  During that time she also coached track and field at Lincoln Central High School. 

She brings great competitive experience and enthusiasm to Piedmont International University and will make an immediate impact in the program. She will be an tremendous asset to the entire PIU community.




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