Baldy Castillo To Be Inducted Into U.S. Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Dec. 1, 2000

TEMPE, Ariz. - Former Arizona State track and field coach Baldy Castillo, who mentored Sun Devil teams from 1954-79, will be inducted into the U.S. Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M.

The Hall of Fame Luncheon will take place from noon to 2 p.m., as a part of the U.S. Track Coaches Association annual convention, held Nov. 29 through Dec. 3.

During his 26-year tenure with the Sun Devils, Castillo coached 60 individual champions, two Pac-10 champions, 34 NCAA All-Americans and 10 NCAA Champions. Thirteen of Castillo's proteges went on to compete in the Olympics and his 1977 Sun Devil squad captured ASU's only NCAA national championship track and field title in school history. Castillo is also a member of ASU's Hall of Distinction.

A local function open to the public, including friends and former athletes, will be held to honor Castillo Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the Stockyards restaurant located at 5001 E. Washington Street in Phoenix. The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 7 p.m. Appetizers will be served with a no-host bar and the cost is $10 per person.

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