Webb Named SEC Coach Of The Year

Coach Bill Webb led Tennessee to the 2007 SEC outdoor team championship, the Vols third outdoor conference title in the last seven years and 25th overall. In his 12 years at Tennessee, Webb has guided the Vols to four SEC titles as Tennessee won the 1996 SEC indoor title as well as the 2001, 2002, and 2007 SEC outdoor titles. Webb became the first Tennessee coach to win back-to-back NCAA titles--the 2001 outdoor and 2002 indoor crowns. He also became the only person to coach an NCAA and world champion decathlete in the same year, as Stephen Harris and Tom Pappas accomplished the sweep in 2003.

A native of Greenbelt, Md., Webb has been named SEC Coach of the Year four times. He was named co-District Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the second time in his career last week. Webb was named NCAA National Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and served as the U.S. head coach for the USA vs. Germany Decathlon competition in 2001.

Tennessee finished fourth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last weekend, marking the 15th time in program history the Vols placed in the top five. The Vols earned eight All-America honors during this year’s championships, which is the most since the team brought home nine All-America certificates while finishing second in 2002.

Story Courtesy: UT Sports Information


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