March 20, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University's Pee Wee Halsell has been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year in an announcement made by the conference office Thursday, March 20.
Halsell directed the Vikings to their second straight conference championship and the school's fourth title in the 11 years the sport has been sponsored by the GNAC. His team won six events at the conference championships.
The GNAC men's indoor honor was the fourth for Halsell. Besides winning the league title, WWU broke six school records, finishing the season ranked first in the region and 23rd in the final Top 25 national poll with three athletes competing at nationals.
Halsell is in his 27th year at WWU as head coach for men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country.
During that time he has received 30 Coach of the Year honors. Included in that total are 22 league awards, 13 of them from the GNAC.
Last week, Halsell was named United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Men's West Region Coach of the Year.
The 55-year-old Halsell has mentored 107 All-Americans and eight national champions. In all, Halsell has coached 35 years, being an assistant at Wayland Baptist TX for eight seasons prior to coming to WWU. He is a 1981 graduate of Wayland Baptist.
WWU Posts Strong Performances on Thursday at APU
Seren Dances and Peyton Shinnick record program top-10 marks at Bryan Clay Invitational
Vikings Headed to Bryan Clay Invitational and Beach Invitational
WWU competes Wednesday through Saturday at APU (April 18-20) and LBSU (April 20-21)
WWU Earns Team Titles at SMU Jay Hammer Meet
Vikings claim six event wins, four marks added to program top-10 lists on Saturday
Women's Indoor Track & Field 2018 Season in Review
WWU placed 5th at the GNAC Championships, added 26 program top-10 marks (one GNAC/school record)
Men's Indoor Track & Field 2018 Season in Review
The Vikings placed 5th at the GNAC Championships, added 20 program top-10 marks
Vikings Travel to Saint Martin's for Jay Hammer Meet
WWU returns to the road after hosting the WWU Team Invitational last Friday
Vikings Sweep Team Titles at WWU Team Invitational
Three Vikings improve provisional-qualifying marks as WWU competes at home in Bellingham
Track & Field to Host WWU Team Invitational on Friday
WWU welcomes Seattle Pacific, Saint Martin's and British Columbia to Civic Stadium
Raquel Pellecer Named GNAC Female Field Athlete of the Week (Again)
WWU javelin thrower Pellecer earns third GNAC weekly award of the outdoor season
Standout Performances Highlight Saturday's Competition
WWU Track & Field was spread across four events on Saturday in Washington, California and British Columbia
WWU Opens Competition at Stanford, SF State and UBC on Friday
Two Vikings improve provisional qualifiers, Hannah Nienaber adds provisional-qualifying javelin throw
Vikings to Compete at Four Meets During Weekend
WWU travels to the Bay Area, Canada and Tacoma as outdoor season continues at four locations
WWU Posts Strong Performances at Doris Heritage Track Festival
Trio of Vikings improve upon provisional-qualifying marks, WWU adds three program top-10 efforts
Wickliff Honored as GNAC Newcomer of the Year
Junior high jumper and indoor conference champion Tupre Wickliff earns GNAC honor
WWU Returns to Action at Doris Heritage Track Festival
The meet will be held at West Seattle Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 10 am on Saturday