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NEW ORLEANS — Regional athletes and coaches of the year for the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field season were announced earlier this week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross …
NEW ORLEANS — Regional athletes and coaches of the year for the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field season were announced earlier this week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Head coach Caleb Morgan, along with assistant coaches Charnay Ryland and Joseph Crook collected three of the four possible coaching awards for the South Region.
Morgan was named Men’s South Region Coach of the Year. In his fifth year, he had two athletes qualify for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Flames were the top-ranked team in the South Region and also hit a school-record 10 provisional qualifier marks for the season.
Ryland was named the Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year in the South Region. In her second season, she assisted with two Lee athletes that qualified for the NCAA DII Indoor Championships. Her athletes also posted school records in the 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter run, triple jump, high jump and long jump.
Crook earned the honor of the South Region’s Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year. In his third year, Crook had distance athletes hit four provisional marks on the season, including one NCAA DII Indoor Championships qualifier. His athletes notched 16 All-Region honors.
"These awards are not possible without the hard work and dedication of our athletes,” said Morgan. “They make our jobs easy. I am thankful for athletes that buy into our program and come to practice ready to work every day. Charnay and Joseph have done an exceptional job with our program the last two years. I am grateful for all of the extra hours they put in and one-on-one work with athletes behind the scenes to make us who we are."
Each of the eight regions honored both genders’ top track athletes and field athletes, and the top men’s and women’s head coaches and assistant coaches.
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