Kittley, Glavash earn national coaching honors

LUBBOCK, Texas – Wes Kittley was named the USTFCCCA Men’s National Coach of the Year, while Zach Glavash was named the Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year, the organization announced Monday afternoon.


Kittley brought home the program’s first indoor national title and second overall (2019 outdoor) claiming the 2024 NCAA Indoor Championship with a score of 50.5 points in Boston just over a week ago. The Red Raiders won three individual events – Terrence Jones (60m, 200m) and Caleb Dean (60m hurdles) – and scored in six of seven events entered in.


Prior to that, Tech captured its second-straight Big 12 indoor title scoring 152 points, a 60-point victory margin as the Red Raiders won four events. During the season, Tech was ranked the No. 1 team in all but two weeks.


Glavash earned his first national coaching honor following a potent performance from the Tech sprints and hurdles group as they scored 47 of the 50.5 points at the NCAA meet. Under his tutelage, Jones’ victories in the 60m (6.56) and 200m (20.23) led to 20 points. Jones also won the Big 12 200m title with a time of 20.21).


On top of that, Shaemar Uter placed sixth in the NCAA 400m final and the men’s 4×400 team finished fourth. The 4×400 team also claimed the Big 12 title with a school record time of 3:02.76. Of the 152 points at the Big 12 meet, 90 came from the sprints and hurdles squad.


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Release Provided By Chris Duarte Texas Tech Athletics

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