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    New Track Coach hired

    Looks qualified:

    Iowa State Track@ISUtrackXC

    Iowa State hires 5-time NCAA championship head coach Martin Smith! http://www.cyclones.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=11526&DB_OEM_ID=10700&ATCLID=208488662&USE_REGULAR_SITE_FO R_MOBILE=YES …

    While it is still up, here is a link to his bio at Oklahoma:
    http://www.soonersports.com/school-b...tin_smith.html


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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    We poached a coach from Oklahoma? Holy crap.



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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    Sounds like an outstanding hire. Welcome aboard!


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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    Andrew Logue ‏@AndrewMLogue6m
    Martin Smith is Iowa State's new track coach, Oklahoma coach from 2005-13

    His OU bio page

    SoonerSports.com - Official Athletics Site of the Oklahoma Sooners - On Campus



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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    Payback for OU stealing KJ Kindler!



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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    Wow. Good hire at first glance. Has the resume. Hopefully it will produce!



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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    I like this part:

    The Cyclone track & field program will focus on enhancing its brand as a premiere program in which to train and compete.
    “That starts with owning the state of Iowa and the Midwest and dominating the distance events at the Drake Relays each year,” Pollard said. “We have a sparkling new outdoor complex, one of the nation’s fastest indoor tracks and a cross country course dedicated solely for that sport. Those assets, along with a commitment to building a championship program, are what allowed us to attract a coach like Martin to Iowa State.”



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    It hadn't occurred to me before how big the Drake Relays probably are for our track program when it comes to recruiting.



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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    Looks like a great hire!!



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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    I think the team is very excited; especially the guys. This change is going propel the teams back to the NCAA Championship level that Bergan had the program.



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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    Great hire. I'm not a huge track guy but hiring someone with Oregon Track and Field and XC coach on his resume seems pretty huge to me.



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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    Not a follower of the track and cross country programs (except runners at the level of Saina and Uhl....), but hiring a 5 time nat'l champion away from Boomer seems like a good direction to go.



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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    From his OU bio:

    "In the six years under Smith’s guidance, six individual NCAA champions have been crowned, 49 of the program’s individual event or relay records have been broken, 98 NCAA All-America honors have been earned and 46 Big 12 titles have been won in individual or relay events along with the 2007 (outdoor) and 2010 (indoor) Big 12 men’s conference titles."

    Also, according to the OU site, he has coached a total of 281 All-Americans. Not bad.


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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    This is awesome!!!!!



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    Re: New Track Coach hired

    According to a post on this site, ISU's budget is $300,000 less than OU's, and Martin Smith was paid $180,000 there, compared to Ihmels' $110,000. I doubt Smith would come to Ames without a nice raise, and I'd bet our T/F budget goes way up too. 2013 College Coaching Positions Open(ing)



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