John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History (Hardcover)
 

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John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History (Hardcover)

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    When John McDonnell began his coaching career at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville--choosing it over Norman, Oklahoma, because Fayetteville reminded him of his native Ireland--he could hardly have imagined that he would become the most success......more

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When John McDonnell began his coaching career at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville--choosing it over Norman, Oklahoma, because Fayetteville reminded him of his native Ireland--he could hardly have imagined that he would become the most successful coach in the history of American collegiate athletics. But, in thirty-six years at the university, he amassed a staggering resume of accomplishments, including forty national championships (eleven cross country, nineteen indoor track, and ten outdoor track), the most by any coach in any sport in NCAA history. His teams at Arkansas won the triple crown (a championship in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track in a single school year) a record five times.

The Razorbacks also won eighty-three conference championships (thirty-eight in the Southwest Conference and forty-six in the Southeastern Conference), including thirty-four consecutive conference championships in cross country from 1974 to 2008. McDonnell coached 185 All-Americans, fifty-four individual national champions, and twenty-three Olympians. And from 1984 to 1995, his Razorback teams won twelve consecutive NCAA Indoor Track Championships, the longest streak of national titles by any school in any sport in NCAA history.

This biography tells the story of the McDonnell's life and legacy, from his childhood growing up on a farm in 1940s County Mayo, Ireland, to his own running career, to the beginnings of his life as a coach, to all the great athletes he mentored along the way.

Andrew Maloney competed for Canada in the 800m and coached track and field/cross country for six years at the University of Tulsa before spending the past two years coaching at the University of Guelph. He publishes Athletics Illustrated and previously published a baseball novel, End of a Dynasty. He now works as an ice hockey agent for Maloney & Thompson Sports Management in Guelph, Ontario.

Author:
Maloney, Andrew
Genre:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Track & Field
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
442
Language:
English
Publisher:
Univ of Arkansas Pr
Publish Date:
03/01/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9781557289926
Height:
10.0 in
Wdth:
7.25 in
Thickness:
1.5 in
Unit weight:
2.65 lb
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