Thursday, February 21, 2008

St. Olaf Men's Coach to Retire

St. Olaf men's cross country and track coach Bill Thornton will retire from coaching after this season, the school's athletic director Matt McDonald announced Wednesday morning. Thornton has been at St. Olaf for three and a half decades, coaching track and field for the entirety and cross country from 1970 through 1984 and 1997 to the present.

During his tenure he has coached over a hundred Midwest Conference and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Champions and nearly thirty All-Americans.

For more info on coach Thornton, you can click here for a site created by one of the student athletes he taught.

Photo Courtesy of St. Olaf

1 comment:

Gaio Lakin said...

I remember hearing that Bill Thornton was also a member of a world-record-setting 4x800 team while running for University of Kansas.