NCAA DI National Coaches of the Year For 2017 Outdoor T&F Season
NEW ORLEANS – National Coaches of the Year for the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field season were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Winners were voted on by member coaches following the conclusion of the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which were held last week at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Coaches were asked to give equal weight to performances during the regular season and at the national championships.
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Information on each of the winners can be found below.
Mike Holloway – Florida
Holloway, in his 15th year leading the men’s program, guided the Gators to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championship title in Eugene, where the team posted 61.5 points. His squad won individual titles in the 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles, long jump and triple jump. His squad finished 4th at the SEC Championships and his team led the nation in performances ranked in the top-10 of the Descending Order List with 10.
Petros Kyprianou – Georgia
Kyprianou, in his 2nd year leading the program, guided the Bulldog women to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Bulldogs totaled 62½ points, all in field events, setting a meet record for points by field-event athletes. Georgia’s sweep of titles in the high jump, long jump, triple jump and heptathlon was the first of its kind in collegiate history. Georgia finished fourth in the SEC Championships with three event champions.
Tim Hall – Tennessee
Hall, in his third year guiding the sprinters at Tennessee, led Christian Coleman to a 100-200 sweep of national championships and SEC titles. Coleman set a collegiate record during the semifinals of the 100 meters at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 9.82. Coleman became the first man in collegiate history to run sub-10 and sub-20 in the 100 (9.97) and 200 (19.98) on the same day. The junior sprinter had wind-legal season bests of 9.82 and 19.85 in those events. Hall also coached national qualifiers in the 400 and both the 4×100 and 4×400 relay.
Curtis Taylor – Oregon
Taylor, in his 4th year with the program as sprints, hurdles and relays coach, had five entries score in sprints, as well as the 4×400 relay team winning a national title – and setting a collegiate record – to lead the Ducks to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Taylor helped his team to the No. 1 rank in the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings during the regular season. His 4×100 relay team set a collegiate outdoor record earlier in the season and now shares the current record with LSU. Deajah Stevens also clocked the 2nd fastest time in collegiate outdoor history over 200 meters. Athletes under his tutelage qualified across the board at NCAAs.