Nov. 19, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- University of Michigan men's cross country head coach Alex Gibby was named NCAA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year after leading the Wolverines to the regional title, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Tuesday (Nov. 19).
In his fourth year at the helm of the program, Gibby helped the Wolverines claim their first regional title since 2007, when they shared first place with Wisconsin, and first outright crown since 1997. The win ended Wisconsin's 11-year unbeaten streak in the Great Lakes Region meet. Gibby also guided four harriers to All-Great Lakes Region recognition en route to winning the program's third regional title.
Under Gibby's direction, Michigan has now advanced to the NCAA Championships as a team in each of the last three years. The Wolverines earned an at-large bid in 2011 after finishing third and automatically qualified in 2012 and 2013 as a result of their second- and first-place performances, respectively.
Gibby and the 13th-ranked Wolverines will cap the season at the 10,000 meter NCAA Championships on Saturday (Nov. 23) at noon in Terre Haute, Ind.
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