NEW ORLEANS (6/3/13) - Princeton head men's track & field coach Fred Samara has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year, it was announced by the USTFCCCA on Monday, June 3.
This is his ninth regional coach of the year honor in the last 11 years. Samara earned the honors indoor in 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2012 and outdoors in 2001, 2002, 2011 and 2012.
Men's Head Coach of the Year
MID-ATLANTIC REGION - Fred Samara - Princeton
In his 35th season, Samara’s Princeton team won the Ivy League Championship by 29 points over Northeast Region No. 1 ranked Cornell. Princeton finished the regular season as the top-ranked team in the Middle Atlantic Region. Princeton had NCAA Finals qualifiers in the 4×400 relay, 400 meter hurdles, 800 meters and two at 10,000 meters. During the 2013 season Damon McLean won the Penn Relays Triple Jump Championship and the 4×4 relay qualified for the Championship of America 4×400 relay.