Mount Union's Kevin Lucas Names USTFCCCA Men's Indoor Track National Coach of the Year

Head Coach Kevin Lucas with the 4x400 meter relay team after winning the national title (Photo by D3photography.com)
Head Coach Kevin Lucas with the 4x400 meter relay team after winning the national title (Photo by D3photography.com)

NEW ORLEANS -- Mount Union head men's track and field coach Kevin Lucas has been named Men's Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year by the United States Track and Field Coaches Association.

Lucas led the Purple Raiders to their first-ever indoor national team title a week ago as Mount Union scored 41 points to edge out North Central (Ill.) (40 points) and Rowan (N.J.) beating both teams by winning the meet's final event -- the 4x400 meter relay.

Mount Union also won the national title in the 60 meter hurdles, placed second in the 60 meter dash and pole vault along with a sixth-place finish in the shot put.

Earlier in the season, Mount Union won its seventh straight Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Title and the its seventh straight team title at the All-Ohio Indoor Championships.

Lucas in his eighth year as the men's head coach at Mount Union and coached the Purple Raiders to the 2014 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field national title.

He is the second-ever Mount Union head coach to win the honor as John Homon won the award in 1998.