INDIANA UNIVERSITY TRACK & FIELD
COACHING STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDIANA UNIVERSITY TRACK & FIELD COACHING STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS
Bloomington, Ind. -- After 29 years of leading the track and field and cc programs at Indiana University, Sam Bell has formally announced his retirement. Marshall Goss, an assistant to Bell for the past 15 years, will step in as the new head men's track and field coach. Wayne Pate, a three-year assistant head coach at Purdue University and an IU graduate, has been named assistant track and field coach at Indiana.
Also, former IU runner Judy Bogenschutz is now Indiana's head women's cc coach and she will also coach the distance runners in track. Bogenschutz has been an assistant for the past two years at the University of Connecticut (Storrs). Furthermore, Robert Chapman is IU's new head men's cc coach and he will also assist the track team.
"I have decided it is time to move on, spend more quality time with (wife) Fran and do some of the things we've put off because of my job," says Bell. "She has sat through more track and field meets and watched more cc meets than anyone I know. She deserves to do some travel where she doesn't have to go to a track meet to do it.
"In retiring, I do so elated over the staff that will be in place. I am excited for the future of Indiana University cc and track and field. I leave, happily, with the program in good hands."
Under Bell's tutelage, the Indiana track and field/cc programs have garnered 22 men's and women's Big Ten championship titles and IU athletes have earned 189 All-American honors. Indiana has won three men's and two women's cc Big Ten titles, 11 men's and two women's Big Ten indoor crowns, and eight men's Big Ten outdoor championships. Also 19 NCAA individual crowns have been won by Hoosiers.
Prior to Indiana, Bell coached for seven years at Oregon State and four years at California. He served as head men's coach for the 1964 USA vs. USSR meet, the 1979 World Cup team (the first U.S. team to win this event), and was chosen to coach the men's distance runners and decathletes for the United States team at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. He was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in December 1992.
Born in Columbus, Missouri, in 1928, Bell graduated from Aurora (Nebraska) High School in 1945. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he obtained his A.B. degree in political science and English from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, in 1950, and obtained his M.S. degree in physical education from Oregon in 1956. He and his wife Fran have four grown children.
Marshall Goss takes over as Indiana's new head men's track and field coach after 15 years as an assistant. Prior to IU, Goss was head coach at Bloomington (Ind.) High School South where his teams captured 26 sectional and 10 regional titles. He was named Coach of the Year in cc in 1975 and in track in 1980. In 1981, Goss was named national cc Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the Indiana Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1994. During the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Goss served as the head track and field official and he was an assistant coach for the U.S. Junior National team which participated in the first World Junior Championships in Athens, Greece, in 1986.
Goss received his bachelor's degree in physical education from Indiana Central (now Univ. of Indianapolis) in 1960, and completed master's requirements at Indiana State while a head coach at Paris (Ill.) High School.
Veteran track and field coach Wayne Pate is Indiana's new track and field assistant coach. Pate, 38, graduated from Indiana in 1981 with a B.S. degree in physical education. As a member of the IU track and field team, Pate was a two-time Big Ten champion in the long jump and he also competed in the high jump (7' 0"), 100m dash and 4x100m relay. While finishing his degree, Pate served as an assistant coach for IU's women's gymnastics program.
Pate then became assistant track and field coach at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) for four years and coached two NCAA runner-ups in the triple jump. He then was an assistant at the University of Texas (Austin) for seven years. While at Texas, he coached two-time NCAA long jump champion and current NFL running back Eric Metcalf and three-time NCAA high jump champion James Lott.
Pate spent three years at Murray State (Murray, Ky.) as the head men's and women's track and field/cc coach prior to coaching the past three seasons at Purdue. While at Murray State, he was named Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year.
A native of LaPorte, Indiana, Pate is married to the former Laura Mozingo, the 1985 Southeastern Conference high jump champion while at Tennessee.
Bogenschutz, a native of Oldenburg, Indiana, comes to Indiana after spending the last two years at Connecticut. Prior to that she was Director/Head Coach for DePauw University's (Greencastle, Ind.) cross country/track and field teams from 1992 to 1996 and one year before that as an assistant cc/track and field coach at South Florida (Tampa, Fla.). Following graduation, she was head girl's coach and assistant boy's coach for cc/track and field at Bloomington (Ind.) High School South from August 1988 to June 1990.
A former walk-on at Indiana, Bogenschutz was IU's team captain in 1987-88. She won the Most Improved Athlete Award in 1986 and 1988, the Scholastic Achievement Award in 1987, and the Coaches Award in 1986 and 1988. Bogenschutz graduated from IU in December 1989 with a B.S. in physical education.
A native of Las Vegas, Robert Chapman comes to IU after working for a Dallas-based medical group studying the effects of performance from altitude training. He is a graduate of Nevada-Reno and after coaching high school for two years in Nevada he came to IU a graduate assistant for the track program. Chapman completed his master's in kinesiology in 1992 and then was head coach for two years at Sierra Community College in Sacramento, Calif. He returned to Indiana for doctorate work and once again assisted the IU program. Chapman completed his Ph.D. in kinesiology in 1996.
Chapman and his wife Susan have a son, Ben, three-months old.
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