Dec. 16, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State head coach Bob Braman was named the 2005 NCAA South Region Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Braman led the men’s team to the NCAA Cross Country National Championships for the third consecutive year and an 18th place finish. He also coached Andrew Lemoncello, who became the first male Seminole to earn cross country All-America honors since Herb Willis in 1981.
Braman guided the Seminoles to a pair of second place finishes at the NCAA South Regional and Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. Florida State recorded 47 points at the NCAA South Regional which was 12 points lower than their score in 2004 when they took first place. At the ACC Championships the Seminoles finished with 38 points which was the lowest score by a team finishing in second place since FSU joined the ACC in 1991. Under Braman’s guidance Lemoncello also won his second consecutive ACC Individual Championship.
Braman earned the honor of 2004 South Region Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year after he led the team to its first south regional championship in program history. His other cross country coaching honors include being named the 2003 ACC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year.