First Time Two Coaches Named National Coach of the Year in the Same Year
June 15, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. - For the first time in IU history, two head coaches were named National Coach of the Year in their respective sports in the same school year. Baseball coach Tracy Smith was named National Coach of the Year on Saturday, June 15, by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, while head soccer coach Todd Yeagley was named National Coach of the Year in the fall.
"Athletic success starts with our coaches and we have an incredible stable of coaches at IU," said Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass. "Tracy and Todd are among the best in the country at what they do, they are great ambassadors for Indiana University, and tremendous mentors to our student athletes. I am thrilled that they could make history together."
Last fall, IU men's soccer won the program's eighth NCAA Championship and the school's 25th national team title. This spring, IU's baseball program made the College World Series for the first time in school history, set numerous school records, and became the first Big Ten team since 1984 to reach Omaha. Smith's honor marks the 15th time in IU history that an IU coach has won National Coach of the Year honors in their respective sports.
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