Bergen named GSC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year
UWF women’s cross country coach earns second consecutive coach of the year honor
BIRNINGHAM, Ala. – University of West Florida head cross country coach John Bergen has been named this year’s GSC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. This is the second consecutive year that Bergen has been honored as the top women’s coach in the Gulf South Conference.
“I feel like this award is a reflection of our entire program and how much dedication our student-athletes and coaches have put in this season,” head coach John Bergen said. “Our student-athletes are very fortunate to have assistant coaches Tony Skiles and Caleb Carmichael. Both coaches have a strong passion for the sport and bring so much to each practice. We have also been fortunate enough to have volunteer assistants Jeremy Provence, Roy Kaplan, and Frency Moore. The award is for all of us.”
Assistant Coach Tony Skiles and volunteer assistant Roy Kaplan have been working exclusively with women's team practices this fall.
The UWF women’s cross country team has continued to establish ‘firsts’ in program history. After advancing to the NCAA National Championships last season for the first time in school history the Argonauts repeated as GSC Champions for the first time this season. En route to winning back-to-back conference championships UWF had four runners place in the top 10 for the first time in program history.
The UWF women’s cross country team ranks second in the south region according to the latest United States Track & Field Cross and Country Coaches Association poll. The Argonauts will next compete at the 2012 NCAA South Region Championship on Saturday, November 3rd in Huntsville, Ala.
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