Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Baker Track Coach Ryan Pitts Selected USTFCCA Regional Coach of the Year

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University head track & field coach Ryan Pitts has been named to the 2016 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Men’s Outdoor Track & Field South Central Region Coach of the Year.

In just his first season as head coach, Pitts led Baker to a Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship in the men’s indoor and outdoor track & field championships, the fifth and sixth-straight team championships respectively.

He was also named the Heart men’s indoor and outdoor track & field coach of the year in 2016.

In the 2016 Heart men’s outdoor track & field championship, Baker posted 178.5 points for the league title and earned three individual conference champions and 19 All-Conference performers. Baker finished the regular season as the top-ranked team in the South Central.

Baker will now compete in Gulf Shores, Alabama in the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 14 total athletes.

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