Harvey Nominated to Coach 2003 Pan American Games Team

Aug. 28, 2002

University of Arizona Director of Track and Field and Cross Country, Fred Harvey, has been nominated by USA Track & Field to serve as the head coach of Team USA's men's team for the 2003 Pan American Games. Harvey was nominated along with Monica Gary, who will head up the women's team. Harvey's nomination has been submitted to the U.S. Olympic Committee, and once it is approved, he will guide the team at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in August of 2003.

Coach Harvey is one of the nation's premier sprint and hurdles coaches. After serving 15 years as an assistant here at the University of Arizona, Harvey has jumped into the role as Director of Track and Field and Cross Country after the retirement of Dave Murray. Harvey has coached some of the most successful athletes in Arizona history, including 2001 NCAA women's 200m and long jump champion Brianna Glenn. Harvey also tutored NCAA men's 800m champion Patrick Nduwimana, who advanced to the 2000 Olympic Games semifinals.

Harvey is originally from San Francisco and came to Arizona from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo, where he served as the women's assistant coach for seven years. The 2003 track and field season will be his first as a Division I head coach.

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