Aaron Campbell was elevated to the head coaching position in June 2019 after serving as the interim head coach since Mar. 2019. Campbell joined the Pioneers staff in 2016 as an assistant coach and served as the program's recruiting coordinator and primary sprints, hurdles and relays coach. Campbell enters his fourth season at Lewis & Clark and his 10th as a collegiate coach in 2019-20.
Campbell previously coached for four seasons at Emory, where the women's track and field team was ranked top 25 nationally, and Campbell was named the 2013 South/Southeast Assistant Coach of the Year. Throughout Campbell's career, he has coached a total of 33 All-Americans.
With Campbell serving as interim head coach at the 2019 Northwest Conference Championships, the Pioneers stayed near or improved both of their team point totals with the men's team increasing their score by 15 points over the prior year. Lewis & Clark had top-three finishes in the men's 4x100-meter relay, men's 800 and 1,500 meters (Miguel Haro Ruiz) and men's pole vault (Logan Kyle). Morgan Taylor finished fifth in the women's heptathlon and high jump while placing sixth in the 100 meters. Ayla Kumano and Rachelle Locey were sixth in the women's 400-meter hurdles and long jump, respectively.
Campbell had several student-athletes from his team win awards at 2019 Excellence in Lewis & Clark's Year of Sports (ELCYS). Sean Richardson was a finalist for three awards and won the Dell Smith Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Andrew Werst was selected the Dan Jones Male Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year, and Aidan Verba-Hamilton was chosen for the Male Rookie of the Year award.
At the peak of his time as an assistant coach at Emory, the women's team was ranked as high as fifth in the nation, had one national champion and three NCAA runner-ups. He also helped student-athletes achieve 26 school records, 59 conference championships and 10 conference records.
Before his time at Emory, Campbell was a coach for Duke and at Vermont, the latter where he earned his bachelor's degree in 2010. He coached sprint and hurdles at both institutions.