Viking women nearly pull upset, tie for second, four points behind UAA
In 22nd year as head indoor and outdoor track and field men's and women's coach and head men's and women's cross country coach at Western ... Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's indoor and outdoor track and field Coach of the Year in 2005 and GNAC men's cross country Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... Under his guidance, 55 Vikings have earned All-America honors in track and 16 in cross country ... Also has had 28 Academic All-Americans in track and 21 in cross country ... His teams have had eight Top 10 national meet finishes in cross country and two in track ... In 2007, his men's cross country team placed 11th at NCAA Division II National Championships ... Directed women's cross country team to fourth place at NAIA National Championships in 1992 and women's track squad to eighth place at nationals in 1997 ... Ten times named league Coach of the Year in track and twice district/region Coach of the Year ... Named conference, region and area Coach of the Year in cross country in 1995 and earned league and region honors in 1997 ... Assistant coach for eight years at Wayland Baptist University (TX) ... During tenure at WBU, Pioneers placed second three times in men's division and twice in women's division at NAIA National Outdoor meet, and won three men's titles (1985-87) and one women's crown (1986) at NAIA National Indoor meet ... Coached 43 NAIA All-Americans at WBU ... Obtained bachelor's degree in 1981 and master's degree in 1985, both at WBU ... Also attended South Plains College (TX), being student assistant coach on Texans' squad that placed fourth at the National Junior College Outdoor meet in 1979 ... Went to Moscow, Russia, during summer of 1983 to study track & field techniques in the Soviet Union ... Serving two years (2004-06) as president of Division II U.S. Track Coaches Association for cross country after being vice-president for two years (2002-04) ... A 1976 graduate of Brownfield (TX) High School ... 50 years old ... He and wife Maria, who was NAIA national champion javelin thrower at Wayland Baptist TX, have two daughters, Sarah 7 and Laura 5.