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KU track coaches earn top honors

June 14, 2013

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The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named Kansas University head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant Wayne Pate as its outdoor women’s coaches of the year.

Pate, KU’s sixth-year horizontal-jumps and combined-events coach, was named the top assistant coach for the second straight year, while Redwine earned his first USTFCCCA award in 13 seasons at Kansas.

“I’m incredibly humbled and honored to have received this award,” Redwine said. “It’s been an outstanding year for Kansas track and field, and it’s great to be adding another great accomplishment to a long list of which this team has collected this season. These awards for both coach Pate and I were a result of hundreds of hours of hard work by not only us, but the other coaches, support staff and most importantly, the student-athletes. This season was all about achieving great things as a team, and these awards definitely reflect that.”

Under Redwine, the top-ranked KU women won the program’s first national championship last week at the NCAA Outdoor in Eugene, Ore. The Jayhawks also won their first Big 12 Outdoor title. Pate coached KU standouts Andrea Geubelle (runner-up finishes in the NCAA Outdoor long jump and triple jump, Big 12 triple jump title), Lindsay Vollmer (NCAA Outdoor, Big 12 heptathlon titles) and Francine Simpson (Big 12 long jump title).

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