George Eastment, USTFCCCA Special Inductee

George Eastment was the head track & field coach at Manhattan College from 1946-63, during which time his teams won 38 Metropolitan titles and ten IC4A crowns.

In addition to his successful teams, Eastment coached a number of outstanding individuals and relays. One of his 2-mile relay teams set the world indoor record in 1961 on an 11 lap-to-the-mile track. Another 2-mile relay later broke the world indoor record on a 12 lap-to-the-mile track. Among the individuals he coached were Lindy Remigino, 1952 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 100m and 4x100m, and Lou Jones, former world record holder in the 400m and 1956 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 4x400m for Jamaica.

Eastment also served as President of the track coaches association from 1957-58 and coached the U.S. team in its first-ever dual meet with the Soviet Union. He also served as a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic coaching staff. Eastment is honored in the Manhattan College Athletics Hall of Fame for his achievements.

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