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Track & Field

Mario Sategna named men’s Big 12 track and field coach of the year

Posted May 18th, 2017

Texas track and field head coach Mario Sategna was named the Big 12 men’s coach of the year on Thursday after leading the Longhorns to their third straight Big 12 championship last weekend.

The men won the Big 12 title with 153.5 points and clinched the victory with one event remaining.

It’s Sategna’s second time being named the Big 12’s outdoor coach of the year for the men. In his four years as head coach at UT, Sategna has been honored eight times.

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The men’s team took wins in the decathlon, 110-meter hurdles, 400 hurdles and 400-meter relay at the Big 12 Championship.

Here’s a list of Sategna’s awards earned while head coach at Texas:

  • 2017 Big 12 Men’s Outdoor Coach of the Year
  • 2016 Big 12 Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Big 12 Men’s Indoor Coach of the Year
  • 2015 Big 12 Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Coach of the Year
  • 2015 NCAA South Central Region Men’s Indoor & Outdoor Head Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Big 12 Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Big 12 Women’s Outdoor Coach of the Year
  • 2014 NCAA South Central Region Women’s Indoor Head Coach of the Year

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