May 25, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State track and field coach Terry Long received
another honor Thursday, May 25th when he was named the United States Track
Coaches Association South Region Women’s Outdoor Coach of the Year. Long has
already been named ACC men’s and women’s Coach of the Year for 2000. Long is
in his 12th year as the Seminoles head coach, and has coached 41
All-Americans and two Olympians during his career.
Under Long’s guidance, the Lady Seminoles won their first ever ACC Outdoor
Track and Field Championship this season and placed second in the ACC Indoor
Track and Field Championships. Florida State’s women’s track and field team
garnered nine ACC Outdoor track and field titles and five ACC Indoor track
and field titles. The Lady Seminoles also had their first individual NCAA
Champion in 15 years when Tonya Carter captured the 60m dash crown.
The Lady Seminoles placed seven members on the All-ACC Indoor track and
field team and 11 members on the All-ACC Outdoor track and field team,
including the ACC’s Woman Performer of the Year Tonya Carter. Long coached
four NCAA Championship qualifiers during the indoor season and could qualify
as many as 14 more athletes for the upcoming NCAA Outdoor Track and Field
Championships. Under Long’s guidance, the Lady Seminoles also set four new
school records this season.