Phil Lundin named Track Coach of the Year

Minnesota head coach Phil Lundin was chosen coach of the year by the U.S. Track Coaches Association. Lundin became the first Minnesota men's or women's coach to receive the honor. He led the Gophers men to the Big Ten championship and a ninth-place finish at the NCAA outdoor meet. Lundin was also named the Big Ten Coach of the Year and the Midwest Region Coach of the Year.

The Gophers had 10 student-athletes qualify for the championships, including Adam Steele, who won the national championship in the 400-meter dash. Of the 10, six earned All-America accolades at the outdoor national championship this season.

Lundin has captured four Big Ten championships in his eight years as the head coach of the Golden Gophers, three of which came in the outdoor track & field seasons. In his tenure, Lundin has coached 32 student-athletes to All-America honors in 31 events. Lundin was previously honored with Big Ten Coach of the Year accolades after directing the Gophers to back-to-back Big Ten outdoor titles in 1998 and 1999 and again in 2003.

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