Willie Hill and Troy Berry Named NCAA Division II South Regionís Top Coaches; Morehouse Wins Third Consecutive SIAC All-Sports Title
By ADD SEYMOUR JR.
(June 4, 2010) -- Morehouse head track and field coach Willie Hill and his assistant, Troy Berry, have been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as the best in the South this season.
Hill was named 2010 Division II Outdoor Track & Field South Region Menís Coach of the Year, while Berry was named the regionís Menís Assistant Coach of the Year.
ďYour fellow coaches have chosen you to receive this award in recognition of your teamís exceptional athletic achievements during the 2010 outdoor track and field season,Ē Sam Seemes, CEO of the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Association, stated in a letter to Hill.
Seemes also congratulated Berry for his work with the Flying Maroon Tigers this season.
This season, Hill and Berry led the Morehouse track and field squad to its fifth consecutive Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title. It was the Collegeís 16th SIAC track and field championship.
Ten team members were named to the All-SIAC team and three were chosen for the SIACís All-Academic squad.
Two weeks later, the Flying Maroon Tigers went on to win the NCAA Division II South Region Track and Field Championship.
LeMario Bland and Barry Batson qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championship meet May 27-28. Bland finished fourth in the menís 100-meter dash, while Batson was sixth in the triple jump.
Also, Morehouse has won the SIAC Commissionerís All Sports Award for the third year in a row and fourth in the last six years.
In 2009-10, Maroon Tigers athletic teams won championships in tennis, track and field, golf and cross country.
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