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Championship Track Coaches Clinic Speakers


Clyde Hart Clyde Hart
Director of Track and Field at Baylor University; former Head Track & Field Coach at Baylor

Under Coach Hart, the Baylor track and field program has reached monumental heights while earning a world-wide reputation as "Quarter-Miler U." Hart's athletes won Olympic gold medals in the 400 meters in three straight Olympic Games (Jeremy Wariner in 2004 and Michael Johnson in 1996 and 2000). Hart has coached eight Olympians who have won a total of nine Olympic gold medals, one silver and two bronze. At Baylor, he has coached 34 national champions (14 individual and 20 relay) and 516 All-Americans. His men's 4x400-meter relay teams have earned outdoor All-America status for 30 consecutive years and captured 20 NCAA titles. Along the way his teams have turned in 10 World Record performances (nine individual and one relay) and nine NCAA record efforts. Hart's long list of accomplishments includes the USA Track & Field's 2004 and 2006 Nike Coach of the Year honor, the USA Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame, three-time U.S. Olympic National Track & Field Coach of the Year and a two-time NCAA national indoor coach of the year.

Clyde Hart's Topics are:

  • Coaching Athletes to Be Their Very Best
  • Coaching the 200M and 400M: Drills, Training & Tactics
  • Relay Exchange Techniques & Race Strategies for Optimal Success

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Curtis Frye Curtis Frye
South Carolina University Head Track & Field Coach

Coach Frye has established South Carolina as one of the nation's elite track programs. Frye has coached or overseen over 60 NCAA champions, 114 SEC champions and more than 415 NCAA All Americans. Frye has coached an NCAA champion in all but one year since taking over the program in 1996, which includes coaching Johnny Dutch to the 400m hurdle title last season. In addition, Frye has coached an SEC champion every year he has been at South Carolina, and brought the university its first team NCAA championship in any sport when his women's team captured the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championship crown. In fact, Frye's women's teams have placed in the top 10 nationally outdoors in all but three of his seasons at Carolina. In his career, Frye has coached 25 Olympians who have won 11 medals at the Olympic Games. Nine of his former student-athletes competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Frye is a three-time United States Track Coaches Association (USTCA) National Coach of the Year. In taking home the men's indoor and women's outdoor coach of the year honors in 1999, he became the first person in the history of the USTCA to win the award indoors and outdoors in the same year. In addition, Frye and was named the 1997 USOC Track & Field Coach of the Year.

Coach Frye's Topics are:

  • Technical Training for the 100M and 110M Hurdles
  • Technical Training for the 300M and 400M Hurdles

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Irving 'Boo' Schexnayder Irving "Boo" Schexnayder
USA National Coach & former coach at LSU

Irving "Boo" Schexnayder is most noted for the 12 years he spent as a member of the Track and Field coaching staff at LSU. Regarded as one of the world's premier field event coaches, he was the mastermind behind 19 NCAA Champions during his collegiate coaching career. He was a part of 12 NCAA Championship teams and a pair of Juco National titles, as well as developing a host of conference champions and All-Americans. Schexnayder has also been a prominent figure on the international scene, having coached triple jumper Walter Davis to multiple World Championships, and long jumper John Moffitt to a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He has coached 10 Olympians, and has served on coaching staffs for Team USA to the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, and was the Jumps Coach for Team USA at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Coach Schexnayder's Topics are:

  • Teaching Progressions & Drills for the Long Jump
  • Proven Methods for Developing Pure Speed for All Events
  • Mapping Out and Teaching the High Jump Approach

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Al Carius Al Carius
North Central College Head Men's Cross Country / Associate Head Men's Track and Field Coach

Al Carius has established a dynasty in cross country and track and field at North Central. His cross country teams have won 13 national titles, including three championships in a row (1997, '98, '99), and finished runner-up 12 times in 35 years of NCAA Division III competition. On the track, North Central has five NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field titles and two NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field titles. In 2010, North Central placed first at both the indoor and outdoor Division III Track and Field Championships, sweeping the two titles for the second time and becoming just the second program in Division III history to win the national cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field championships in the same academic year. Carius was honored as cross country "Coach of the Century," as well as being named NCAA Division III Cross Country Coach of the Year six times.

Coach Carius' Topics are:

  • "Together as One:" The Ultimate Distance Training Weapon
  • A Simplified Approach to Training Middle Distance Runners

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Brian Bedard Brian Bedard
Colorado St. University Track & Field Coach

Coach Bedard is entering his fifth year as the Rams Head Coach, and his 22nd season as a track coach for Colorado State University. He was honored as the Mountain Region and NCAA Division I Assistant Coach of the Year in 2005. He has coached two Olympians (Casey Malone and Loree Smith), a two-time USA National discus champion, two NCAA Champions, 32 All-American performers and 51 conference champions. All of Colorado State's school records in the throwing events have been set during Bedard's tenure.

Coach Bedard's Topics are:

  • The Glide Shot Put: Posture = Power & Efficiency
  • The Spin Shot Put: Making Difficult Concepts Easy for Your Throwers
  • The Discus Throw: Channeling Power through the Discus

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Rick Attig Rick Attig
Blue Valley North (KS) High School Head Track & Field Coach

Rick Attig is currently in his fourth year at Blue Valley North High School. Prior to Blue Valley North, Attig spent four seasons as the Nebraska pole vault and multi-events coach. In his first three seasons with the Huskers, Attig's athletes won five All-America honors, including the 2003 Men's National Pole Vault Championship by Eric Eschbach. As a longtime Kansas assistant track coach, Attig produced 33 All-America performances in 16 seasons as the Jayhawks' vertical jumps/combined events coach. All told, Attig has coached athletes to six National Championships and two NCAA records.

Coach Attig's Topics are:

  • Drill Progressions for Teaching High School Pole Vaulters
  • Incorporating Technique into Training for Productive Triple Jump Practices

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