Chris Parno, Minnesota State: 2022 NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Assistant Coach of the Year

Chris Parno was named the National Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year. Parno, in his 10th year as associate head coach at Minnesota State, coached the Mavericks’ sprint/hurdle crew to a pair of titles and the 2022 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field Championships – Makayla Jackson in the 60 and Denisha Cartwright in the 60-meter hurdles – and a total of 24 points. During the regular season, Parno’s charges combined for a plethora of plaudits, including top-3 national #EventSquad Rankings in four event areas: No. 1 in the 60 and 200; No. 3 in the 400 and 60H.