Andrew Gerard, Dena Evans Honored As Pac-10 Coaches of the Year

Dec. 2, 2004

Walnut Creek, Ca - Andrew Gerard, Stanford men's cross country head coach, and Dena Evans, the Cardinal women's head coach, have been 2004 Pac-10 Coaches of the Year.

Gerard captured the men's coaching honor for the second consecutive year. The Cardinal men won their eighth Pac-10 title in the last nine years. Stanford also took first place at the NCAA West Region before finishing sixth at the NCAA Championship. Evans also earned Coach of the Year for the second straight season. The Cardinal won their ninth straight Pac-10 title in 2004, took the team title at the NCAA West Region and finished the year with a fifth place showing at the NCAA Championship.

The honors were decided by a vote of the Conference's cross country coaches.

Stanford freshman Teresa McWalters was named the Women's Cross Country Newcomer of the Year. McWalters, who finished eleventh at the Pac-10 Championship (tops among all Pac-10 freshman), was key in leading the Stanford women to their ninth straight Pac-10 title. McWalters was impressive in finishing fifth at the NCAA West Region and was Stanford's second finisher at the NCAA Champioship.

Ryan Hall, Jacob Gomez and David Vidal were named to the men's All Pac-10 first team. Brett Gotcher and Peter Meindl were named second team all-conference. Alicia Craig, Anita Siraki and Amanda Trotter were named to the women's All Pac-10 first team. Jeane Goff and Katy Trotter were named second team all-league.