NEW ORLEANS, La. – Halston Taylor, head coach of MIT's track and field programs, was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) men's and women's Coach of the Year for the New England region on Tuesday.
Taylor was named the New England region Men's Coach of the Year for the indoor season just two months ago. For the outdoor season, he last received the honor on the men's side in 2010 and 2012, and was named the New England Women's Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2011. This is the first that he has earned both during the same year.
Both squads were undefeated in the outdoor season. The men's team claimed its 15th New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title, while the women won their sixth consecutive. Tech's men's team were first at the New England Division III Championships at Springfield College earlier this month and, over the weekend, tied for third out of the 57 teams at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). MIT's women's outdoor track and field also won the New England Champs and won its first-ever ECAC Championships.
To end the 2014 season, 18 members of the nationally ranked MIT track and field teams (eight men, 10 women) will travel to Ohio Wesleyan University for the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships, which will take place from Thursday, May 22 through Saturday, May 24.