KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pittsburg State men's track & field head coach Russ Jewett and Lincoln women's track & field head coach Victor Thomas have been named 2012 MIAA Outdoor Track & Field Coaches of the Year, the league office announced today (May 14).
Jewett receives the award after leading the Gorillas to their eighth MIAA outdoor title and first since 2005. It is the sixth time that Jewett has been named men's outdoor coach of the year. He has earned MIAA coach of the year honors 29 times overall, including cross country and indoor track & field for Pitt State's men's and women's programs.
Thomas wins his second outdoor award in as many seasons after guiding Lincoln to its second consecutive MIAA women's outdoor title.
The 2012 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to take place May 24-26 at Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl in Pueblo, Colo.