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Ron Mann
Ron Mann

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
9th season at U of L

Alma Mater:
Northern Arizona, '72


05/08/2013

Track and Field Hands Out Awards at Banquet

Sam Bombaugh, Khadija Abdullah, and Amashi Kendall earned the athlete of the year awards.

05/08/2013

Track and Field Hands Out Awards at Banquet

Sam Bombaugh, Khadija Abdullah, and Amashi Kendall earned the athlete of the year awards.

05/07/2013

Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Mann Announces Retirement

Head coach Ron Mann led the Cardinals to eight BIG EAST team titles and nearly 50 All-America honors.

11/27/2012

Track and Field Releases 2012-13 Schedule

The Cardinals play host to a three home meets during the outdoor season.

05/07/2012

Bombaugh, Vivace Lead Men's Track and Field on Final Day of BIG EAST Championships

Jordon Frazier placed eighth in the men's 400m hurdles final.

05/07/2013

2012-13 TRACK & FIELD BANQUET

2012-13 Track & Field Banquet

05/04/2013

LOUISVILLE TRACK & FIELD BIG EAST OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Louisville Track & Field Outdoor Championships

01/12/2013

KENTUCKY INVITATIONAL

Louisville Track & Field at Kentucky Invitational

04/23/2012

LENNY LYLES | CLARK WOOD INVITATIONAL

Louisville Men's Track & Field Lenny Lyles | Clark Wood Invitational

02/18/2012

2012 BIG EAST INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Louisville Track & Field 2012 Big East Indoor Track & Filed Championships

BIRTHDAY: March 2
COACHING RESPONSIBILITY: Head Coach
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree (Northern Arizona, '72); Master's Degrees (Arizona State, '76; Northern Arizona, '79)
YEAR AT LOUISVILLE: Ninth
HOMETOWN: Flagstaff, Ariz.
FAMILY: Wife - Charlene, Sons - Steve, Ryun, Brandon

ATHLETIC CAREER
Member of the Northern Arizona cross country and track and field teams
Part of the 1971 Big Sky champion cross country team

COACHING CAREER
Louisville
2004-Present: Louisville (head coach)
1980-2004: Northern Arizona (head coach)
1978-80: Glendale Community College (head coach)
1977-78: Mesa (Ariz.) Community College (assistant coach)
1972-76: Sunnyslope High (assistant coach)

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

LOUISVILLE

  • Oversaw the development of the program's first four national champions (Matt Hughes, twice; D'Ana McCarty twice; Tone Belt; and Andre Black)
  • Directed the program to three top-10 national finishes: seventh at the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships, ninth at the 2007 NCAA Cross Country Championships and 10th at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships
  • Guided the Cardinals to a total of eight BIG EAST team titles in the last six years, including five-straight BIG EAST women's outdoor titles
  • The Cardinals' women's program became the first in BIG EAST Conference history to achieve five-consecutive outdoor titles
  • Louisville has recorded seven runner-up finishes at the BIG EAST Championships
  • Coached his athletes to 45 USTFCCCA All-America accolades
  • Individually, the Cardinals have collected 88 individual conference titles
  • Has been awarded the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year award six times
  • Serves as three-time marathon winner Wesley Korir's personal coach; Korir has won two L.A. Marathon titles and the 2012 Boston Marathon title under Mann's tutelage
  • Captured the first women's team indoor (2011) and outdoor titles (2008)
  • Was selected to serve as the U.S. Olympic men's middle distance coach in 2008
  • In 2007, was one of only two schools to earn top 10 team finishes at the NCAA indoor (10th), outdoor (seventh), and cross country (ninth) national championships
  • Following the 2007 success, Mann was named the USTFCCCA Mideast Region Men's Head Coach of the Year; he also was named the USTFCCCA Southeast's Men's Coach of the Year that season
  • Captured first bids in program history to the NCAA Cross Country Championships (2006-07, 2009-10)
  • The women's track and field team has been recognized for eight-straight years by the USTFCCCA as an all-academic squad; men's team has achieved that status three of the last four years
  • Served as an assistant coach in the jumping events for the U.S. men's team at the 2005 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland

NORTHERN ARIZONA

  • Captured 58 Big Sky Conference championships in cross country and track and field
  • Led the Lumberjacks to 16 top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships
  • Earned 57 league coach of the year awards
  • Was a 12-time Big Sky Coach of the Year (1987-92, 1996, 1998-99, 2001-03)
  • Eight of his athletes combined for 11 Olympic appearances
  • Won 12 NCAA regional championships in cross country
  • Produced 107 All-Americans, five Olympians, and four individual national champions
  • In 2004, men's and women's outdoor teams combined for 43 Big Sky all-conference performances, including 14 individual titles
  • In 2002, 34 student-athletes had a 3.25 GPA or higher and the team combined for a 3.04 GPA
  • Tabbed the head coach for the U.S. Junior National Team at the 1993 Pan-Am Games
  • In the 1990's, 60 cross country student-athletes were named Academic all-Big Sky
  • Three-time member of NAU Athletics Hall of Fame

MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  • Led team to a pair of fifth-place finishes in ACCAC and Region I (1977-78)

NCAA CHAMPIONS
Louisville
Outdoor
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: Matt Hughes (2010, 2011)
Indoor
Weight Throw: D'Ana McCarty (2009, 2010)
Triple Jump: Andre Black (2007)
Long Jump: Tone Belt (2007)
Northern Arizona
Outdoor
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: Ida Nilsson (2004)
Discus: Anna Soderberg (1996)
Indoor
Mile: Johanna Nilsson (2003)
Cross Country
Angela Chalmers (1986)

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