NCAA Champion Coaches


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NCAA Champion Coaches

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:12 am

Question:
How many, if any, athletes have ever won an NCAA I championship as an individual and then later as a Head Coach?
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Re: NCAA Champion Coaches

Postby gh » Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:47 am

Just off the top of my head, probably only Jess Mortensen and Doug Brown.
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Re: NCAA Champion Coaches

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 03, 2003 5:45 pm

Outside the sport of the track, as an Iowa native I'd be remissed if I didn't mention,one of the greatest ever-

DAN GABLE, as an athlete at Iowa State, NCAA titles, Oly title, as a coach at Iowa many NCAA titles, and coached many Oly medalists.
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Re: NCAA Champion Coaches

Postby dj » Mon Aug 04, 2003 6:17 am

Earl Thomson
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Re: NCAA Champion Coaches

Postby Bob H » Mon Aug 04, 2003 6:31 am

Bill Dellinger
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Re: NCAA Champion Coaches

Postby gh » Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:25 am

I believe that Mortensen, Brown, Thomson, Dellinger constitute the entire list.

If you want to include cross country (where Dellinger also scores) you can add Fred Tootell and Alex Wilson. I find it interesting/amusing that their athletic specialties are rather far removed from cross, as Tootell was an NCAA hammer champion and Wilson a quartermile winner.
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Re: NCAA Champion Coaches

Postby DataEntry » Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:17 am

If your adding cross country, add this; of those listed,who has won an ncaa championship in both cross country and track and field and then come back as a head coach to win an ncaa title?
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