Saturday, February 02, 2013

2012 PA Legacy Coach Award Recipients

As posted on today's flier for the VS Athletics SuperClinic at Sacramento City College:
The legacy Coach Award has been initiated by the PA Coaches Committee in recognition of the many influential coaches who have served in our association, and have selflessly strengthened our sport(s) through teaching, mentoring, and promoting our profession.  Criterion is weighted heavily on coaches who were not only great coaches, but who also inspired and trained/mentored many of us to become coaches ourselves.  Previous recipients are:  Jim Hunt (Humboldt State), Jim Santos (Hayward State) and Bud Winter (San Jose State).

Margaret Dixon, Oakland PAL
Coach Dixon is a retired Oakland Police Officer and has dedicated over 33 years volunteering with the youth in the city of Oakland.  It was during her years as a police officer that Margaret founded the Oakland Police Activities League (PAL) Track and Field Team, and since then, the program has grown to be one of the largest youth track clubs in the bay area...

Walt Lange, Jesuit High School-Carmichael
Walt Lange ranks as one of the nation's most successful cross country coaches, having guided Jesuit High School teams since 1970.  In his early career Lange served the Golden West Invitational as a selection committee member and was meet director in 1974.  He put on all-comer track meets and road races in the Sacramento area in addition to being a prolific clinician and writer.  Under Lange's guidance Jesuit has won 23 Sac-Joaquin Section championships.  In addition, Jesuit has nine state cross country Division 2 Boys Championships with 22 team appearances.  Jesuit teams placed 9th and 4th at the Nike Cross Country team nationals in 2005 and 2006...

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