2017 USTFCCCA Convention Opening Session from USTFCCCA on Vimeo.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – JIM OBERHOFER

The USTFCCCA is proud to announce that Jim Oberhofer, the Vice President of Operations for Kalitta Motorsports and the author of Top Fuel For Life, will address the membership at this year’s Opening Session as Keynote Speaker.

Oberhofer is the crew chief for the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster driven by Doug Kalitta and the Vice President of Operations for Kalitta Motorsports. Oberhofer has been with Kalitta Motorsports for more than three decades. A second-generation drag racing enthusiast, Oberhofer got his first job in the sport in 1983 when he started cleaning parts for Kalitta Motorsports, which led him to being to where he is today.

After his wife, Tammy, was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic cancer, Oberhofer wrote Top Fuel For Life to help others find the happiness he discovered after a lifetime of mistakes. The book was born from the simple fact that he didn’t want others to wait for tragedy to find clarity. Mournful of his mistakes, humorous in his storytelling, and always brutally honest, Top Fuel For Life is one man’s story that reveals the truth about the most important race of all; the race of life.

 

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The Women in Coaching Panel will be an amazing opportunity for female coaches to learn from some of the best in the business while networking with like-minded individuals.

Join Duke’s Rhonda Riley, Miami’s Amy Deem, Southern California’s Caryl Smith Gilbert, Jacksonville University’s Bambi Brundage, Grand Canyon’s Sara Slattery and Wayne State’s Makiba Batten for a women’s-only panel to be followed by break-out sessions where female coaches can discuss issues and topics that they face in the coaching world.

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USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame Induction 2017 from USTFCCCA on Vimeo.

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 Class of 2017 Announcement
USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame

Started in 1995, the Hall of Fame recognizes coaches who have brought great distinction to themselves, to their institutions, and to the sports of cross country and track & field. Each honoree exemplifies the qualities of dedication to the sport, leadership, and passion for their profession that serve as an inspiration to coaches everywhere.

Admission to the reception and the dinner/induction ceremony is included with convention registration.

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The Bowerman Presentation 2017 from USTFCCCA on Vimeo.

Men’s Finalists Announcement
Women’s Finalists Announcement
2016 RECAPS: Lawson | Okolo
The Bowerman Homepage

Started in 2009, The Bowerman is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the top male collegiate athlete and to the top female collegiate athlete in the sport of NCAA track & field. Only performances from the NCAA indoor track & field and outdoor track & field seasons of the year in which the award is considered.

The Bowerman is named for legendary Oregon track & field and cross country coach Bill Bowerman. Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways. His leadership in the USTFCCCA’s predecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole are all part of his enduring legacy.

Admission to the arrival party, presentation and post-event reception is included with convention registration.

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