June 8, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. -
UConn women's track and field head coach Bill Morgan and assistant coach Clive Terrelonge have been chosen as the 2009 Division I Women's Northeast Regional Coaches of the Year as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday afternoon.
Morgan, who has led the Huskies to their most productive year to date, guided the Huskies to their second consecutive ECAC Championship this past spring, while UConn finished as the runner-up at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship, its best finish in 14 years.
The Huskies' seventh place team finish at the NCAA East Regional was their best placing in program history, while five of the Huskies' 10 athletes finished in the top-four of their respective events.
Morgan has coached two-time All-American high jumper Carin Knight to her fifth NCAA Championship meet after she won the Regional Championship title with a facility record 6' ½", while tying her personal record performance. Knight is currently undefeated in all championship meets this season, including the BIG EAST, New England, ECAC and Regional Championship competition. She enters Nationals ranked sixth out of 27 qualifiers.
Morgan is also currently helping freshman All-American selection (indoor season), Victoria Flowers, make a name for herself in several throwing events for the Huskies in 2009.
In his fifth season at UConn as the sprints/hurdles coach, Terrelonge has been an integral part of the Huskies' best outdoor season in program history.
He has coached four athletes into the NCAA Championship in three events, including sophomore Trisha-Ann Hawthorne, who earned third place finishes in both the 100 and 200 meter dash at the NCAA Regional. His 4x100 relay team took fourth place at the Regional as they recorded a school record and advance to the National Championship.
Terrelonge also guided athletes to BIG EAST and ECAC titles in the 100, 200 and 4x100 this past spring.