Vin Lananna Named NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country Coach Of The Year

Feb. 26, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford head coach Vin Lananna has been selected as the NCAA Division I Men's Coach of the Year by the United States Cross Country Coaches Association (USCCCA).

Lananna earned the prestigious honor for the fourth time in his career and the third time during his 11-year tenure at Stanford after leading the Cardinal men's squad to the team title at the 2002 NCAA Championships. Lananna also won the honor at Stanford after winning national titles in 1996 and 1997, as well as at Dartmouth in 1986.

Lananna, who has been selected to be an assistant coach for the 2004 United States Olympic team, was also named the USCCCA West Region Coach of the Year for the eighth time in his career last November.

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