Hall of Fame Coaches Clyde Hart and Chick Hislop to conduct clinic sessions at USTFCCCA convention

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

November 8, 2010   

Baylor University Director of Track & Field Clyde Hart, a 1956 graduate of Baylor, spent 42 years as head coach at his alma mater , a period longer than any other head coach in school history. His pupils have captured three recent Olympic Gold Medals in the 400m with Jeremy Wariner winning the event in 2004 and Michael Johnson capturing Olympic gold in 1996 and 2000. All-told, Hart has coached six Olympians who have won a total of eight Olympic Gold Medals and one bronze with Johnson claiming five Gold Medals, Wariner two, and Darold Williamson one.

With 38 years as head track & field and cross country coach at Weber State University, now-retired Chick Hislop still holds the title as the longest tenured coach in the Big Sky Conference in any sport. Leading the Wildcats to 21 total Big Sky Conference titles, including seven in cross country. In addition to these successes in cross country, Hislop is one of the foremost authorities in the United States on steeplechase training and technique. At the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1996, Hislop served as a presented on the steeplechase to the International Coaches Convention. In the summer of 1996, he served as an Assistant Coach for the U.S. Men’s Track and Field Team at the Atlanta Olympic Games, where he was the event coach of the U.S. long-distance runners. Under Hislop’s tutelage, 26 Wildcats earned 46 USTFCCCA All-America honors, including Farley Gerber who won the NCAA steeplechase crown in 1984 in a then-American record of 8:19.27.

Hart & Hislop join a long list of outstanding clinician who will be presenting at the 2010 USTFCCCA convention in San Antonio.  Log onto http://www.ustfcccaconvention.com/ for complete convention information.