Pomp & Circumstance At USTFCCCA Convention
Convention Tuesday means pomp and circumstance.
Last night would have been an extraordinary evening at the 2020 USTFCCCA Convention as we would have inducted six legendary individuals into the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame during the Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony, honored our USTFCCCA Programs of the Year and handed out the George Dales Award.
Started in 1995, the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame exists to recognize coaches who have brought great distinction to themselves, to their institutions and to the sports of cross country and track & field.
The USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame is committed to preserving the legacies and celebrating the stories careers of those who have made significant contributions to these sports.
Since its inception, 204 different coaches – representing 161 different institutions from NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, NJCAA and high school levels – have been inducted into the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame.
The USTFCCCA Program of the Year Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding cross country/track & field programs in each of the NCAA’s three divisions and the NAIA for each gender in those levels. The award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field seasons) based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA or NAIA Championships.
The George Dales Award is named in honor of longtime Western Michigan coach George Dales for his relentless pursuit in the growth and development of track and field and cross country over more than half of a century. This award is presented annually by the USTFCCCA at its convention to a distinguished individual who, through their efforts, has enhanced the profession of coaching track and field and cross country.
We can’t wait to get everybody back together in 2021!