Lananna to lead Team USA men's team

An associate athletic director and director of track and field at the University of Oregon since July 2005, Vin Lananna has enjoyed marvelous success, including during the 2010 season, which saw Oregon win its first-ever NCAA Indoor women's national title. The women were also the runner-up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, while the men were second in both cross country and indoor track, and took third at the outdoor meet. For the second successive year, both teams were recognized as the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's national programs of the year.

The 2009-10 campaign also produced an unprecedented fourth straight Pac-10 title for the Oregon men, and a performance for the ages at the league meet for the women, who won every running occasion, aside from the two hurdles and the 4x400 meter relay, in tallying a meet record 215 points.In his previous head coaching position at Stanford, Lananna received three NCAA Coach of the Year cross country honors, nine NCAA West Region Cross Country Coach of the Year awards, ten Pacific-10 Cross Country Coach of the Year honors, and two Pacific-10 Track and Field Coach of the Year awards.

He also served on the NCAA Track and Field Committee from 2001-03. Lananna arrived at Stanford after helping as assistant athletic director and head coach for cross country and track and field at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.No stranger to Team USA staff assignments, Lananna served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and was an assistant coach at the 1999 World Outdoor Championships. He was the top coach for Team USA at the 1990 and 1996 World Cross Country Championships, and head junior team coach at the 1994 World Cross Championships.


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