June 19, 2008
Florida State University Director of Athletics Randy Spetman announced Thursday that Bob Braman has agreed to a three-year contract to remain the head coach of the Seminole Track and Field and Cross Country programs. Braman, who was hired as FSU’s Cross Country Coach and an Assistant Track Coach in 2000, took over the reigns of the Track and Field program in 2004 and has led the Seminoles to three straight NCAA Men’s Outdoor National Championship titles.
“We are elated that we were able to negotiate an agreement with Bob Braman, who has been nothing short of spectacular as the head coach of our track and field and cross country programs,” Spetman said. “Bob is not only an outstanding coach but also a tremendous individual and we are proud to have him represent Florida State University.”
Named the Division I National Men’s Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association for the third time just this week, Braman’s mantle has been overflowing with coaching awards over the last four years. The national award is his third honor of the year and runs his total to 19 since 2005.
In addition to the three national championships, Braman has guided the Seminoles to four straight NCAA East Regional outdoor titles, four straight Atlantic Coast Conference outdoor titles and five straight ACC indoor titles.
“I really appreciate President Wetherell, Director Spetman and the Seminole Boosters for their faith in my ability to run the Florida State Track and Cross Country programs for another three years,” Braman said. “It has been a wonderful ride these past five years and I don’t want it to end. I want to recognize and thank the best assistant coaches in America. We certainly wouldn’t have won even a single national title without their unbelievable efforts. Go Noles!”