Former Track and Field Coach Hunt Inducted into Hall of Fame

Nov. 28, 2005

METAIRIE, La. - Former University of California track and field head coach Erv Hunt will be inducted into the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Nov. 30 in Jacksonville, Fla. Hunt will join 12 other individuals to form this year's class.

In 31 years at the helm of the California track and field program, Hunt recorded 239 wins en route to become the winningest coach in California track and field history. While at Cal, he coached 87 All-Americans, five NCAA individual champions and 50 conference champions. He guided the Golden Bears men's team to five top-five dual-meet rankings, 10 top-10 finishes and 14 top-20 rankings. In 1981 Hunt earned the NCAA District VIII Coach of the Year award. He also had the opportunity to coach two-time Olympian James Robinson and NCAA great Larry Cowling at Cal.

Hunt's leadership extends beyond California. In 1996 he served as the head coach for the USA men's team at the Olympic Games in Atlanta. In 1992 and 1986, he was an assistant coach for the USA team at the Olympic Games. In 1995, he led the USA team at the World University Game in Fukada, Japan, and Hunt served as an assistant in two additional World Games competitions.

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