W&M's Stephen Walsh Named Southeast Region Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year
WILLIAMSBURG - William and Mary head cross country coach Stephen Walsh was named Thursday as the Southeast Region Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year, after leading the Tribe to its third-straight region title last weekend. The USTFCCCA named a coach and athlete of the year for both men and women in each of the nation's nine regions, making its selection in each case from the top four individual finishers (for athletes) and from the coaches of the top four teams.
Walsh, in his first season as the head coach for both the men's and women's track and cross country teams, led the Tribe men back to the NCAA Championships for the 14th year in a row. W&M placed all five of its scorers on the all-region team, and won its third-straight championship 85-116 over Duke. It marks the first time that the College has ever won the region three years in a row, and helped propel W&M up the national rankings to No. 16.
This Saturday, Walsh will try and lead both the men's and women's cross country teams to titles at the Eastern Championships (IC4A for men, ECAC for women) in New York City. Then, he will take a short flight out to Terre Haute, Indiana, for the NCAA Championships on Monday morning.