Courtesy: Wichita State
TF: Rainbolt to be Head Coach at 2014 Pan American Cup
Courtesy:Wichita State
Release:07/16/2014
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WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State track and field head coach Steve Rainbolt will be the head coach of Team USA’s Decathlon team at the 2014 Pan American Combined Events Cup on Thursday and Friday at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Thursday’s action begins at 9:30 a.m. E.T./8:30 a.m. C.T. with the 100-meter dash while Friday’s action begins at 9:00 a.m. E.T./8:00 a.m. C.T. with the 110-meter hurdles.

The 2014 Pan American Combined Events Cup is a 15-stop series featuring the world’s top decathletes and heptathletes. The competition begins on July 16 with the junior events, while the senior decathlon and heptathlon will run from July 17-18.

Rainbolt completed his 14th season as leader of the Wichita State men and women’s track and field teams. Since Rainbolt’s arrival at Wichita State, he has been named the Missouri Valley Conference’s men's and women's Indoor and/or Outdoor Coach of the Year 16 times. At the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, his program has produced 26 All-Americans, 75 NCAA national qualifiers and 184 individual MVC champions during his time at Wichita State.

Rainbolt’s Coaching Highlights

• 22 MVC Championship Teams

• 26 NCAA All-Americans

• 75 NCAA National Qualifiers

• MVC Indoor Coach of the Year 5 Times

• MVC Outdoor Coach of the Year 11 Times

• 2002, 2004 & 2011, 2012 Mondo/USTCA /USTFCCCA Midwest Region Outdoor Men’s Coach of the Year

• 2011 USTFCCCA Midwest Women’s Coach of the Year

• 184 Individual MVC Champions

Rainbolt’s Honors:

• 2014 MVC Outdoor Women’s Coach of the Year

• 2012 USTFCCA Midwest Men’s Coach of the Year

• 2012 MVC Outdoor Women’s Coach of the Year

• 2011 USTFCCA Midwest Women’s Coach of the Year

• 2011 MVC Indoor & Outdoor Women’s Coach of the Year

• 2010 MVC Indoor & Outdoor Men’s Coach of the Year

• 2010 MVC Indoor Women’s Coach of the Year

• 2007 MVC Indoor & Outdoor Women’s Coach of the Year

• 2006 MVC Indoor & Outdoor Women’s Coach of the Year

• 2005 MVC Outdoor Women’s Coach of the Year

• 2004 MVC Outdoor Women’s Coach of the Year

• 2004 MVC Outdoor Men’s Coach of the Year

• 2004 Mondo/USTCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year

• 2003 MVC Outdoor Men’s Coach of the Year

• 2002 MVC Outdoor Men’s Coach of the Year

• 2002 Mondo/USTCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year

• 2000 MAC Outdoor Men’s Coach of the Year

• 2000 Great Lakes Region Men’s Outdoor Coach of the Year

Austin Bahner and Kord Ferguson will also be in action next week. Bahner will participate in the 2014 Thorpe Cup on July 26-27 while Ferguson competes in the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships on July 25-26.

-WICHITA STATE-

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