March 19, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State track and field head coach Terry Long was named the South Region Men’s Coach of the Year by the US Track and Field Coaches Association. Long, who received this award for the second straight year and third time overall, was honored on March 13th in Fayetteville, Ark., site of the 2003 NCAA Indoor National Championships.
Long is in his 19th season with the Seminoles, and his 15th as head coach. He has received Coach of the Year accolades five times since joining the ACC in 1992. He won the award for both the men’s and women’s outdoor track teams in 2000 and again with the men in 2002. Long has also collected two men’s indoor Coach of the Year honors in 1994 and 2003. In 1995, he received the NCAA District III Coach of the Year award.
With Long at the helm of the track and field program, the Seminoles have won four ACC titles. Long led the men’s squad to an indoor team title in 1994 and again in 2003, as well as an outdoor title in 2002. He also led the women’s team to a conference outdoor title back in 2000.