Nov. 19, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- After leading the Wolverines to their third straight NCAA Great Lakes Regional title, University of Michigan women's cross country head coach Mike McGuire earned his third consecutive and eighth career NCAA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year distinction, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Tuesday (Nov. 19).
In his 22nd season at the helm of the program, McGuire guided Michigan to its 10th regional crown in program history and ninth during his tenure. For the second straight regional meet, McGuire directed all five Wolverine scorers to All-Great Lakes Region honors.
Under McGuire, Michigan has posted 17 top-two finishes at the Great Lakes Regional, including nine winning performances. The regional win automatically qualified the Maize and Blue for the NCAA Championships for the fourth straight year and secured U-M's spot at the national event as a team for the 12th consecutive season (2002-13).
The regional crown helped the Wolverines jump six spots to No. 8 in the most-recent USTFCCCA Division I National Coaches Poll. McGuire will lead his 20th team in 22 seasons at the NCAA Championships this Saturday (Nov. 23) at 1:15 p.m. in Terre Haute, Ind.
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