Nov. 24, 2009
MONTE CARLO - Legendary Baylor track and field coach Clyde Hart was named the World Coach of the Year by the International Amateur Athletic Federation at the World Athletics Gala in Monte Carlo.
During the past year, Hart trained Sanya Richards, the world champion 400-meter runner, as well as resuming coaching duties for former Olympic champion and Baylor alum Jeremy Wariner. Richards was named the World Athlete of the Year for 2009 by the IAAF.
Hart adds the award to an already lengthy list of coaching honors, including USA Track and Field's Nike Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2006 and NCAA national indoor coach of the year in 1986 and 1996. He was also named the conference coach of year five times while at the helm of the Baylor squad.
After 42 years as Baylor's head track and field coach, Hart retired his position in 2005, but remains as the program's Director of Track and Field and coach of the Bears' 400-meter runners.