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.
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