Eggerth Awarded USTFCCCA South Region Coach of the Year

Monday, March 04, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Kennesaw State track and field head coach Andy Eggerth the Men’s South Region Indoor Coach of the Year on Monday.

Eggerth received the honor after the men’s team claimed its second Atlantic Sun conference title with back-to-back championships. The Owls scored 228.5 points to beat runner-up East Tennessee State by 44.5 points, the largest margin of victory in conference history.

At the indoor meet, Eggerth helped guide the male jumpers who scored 59 combined points in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Sophomore Andre Dorsey claimed titles in both the triple jump and high jump, and will represent KSU at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championship after jumping a school record of 16.04m in the triple jump.

Eggerth was named the Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year for the third time in his young career. He has helped lead the men to three track and field conference titles including 2011 and 2012 Indoor and 2011 Outdoor.

“This is a team award and I give a lot of credit to my staff and the athletes for going out and earning it,” Eggerth stated. “I am very grateful for the recognition, and I hope this will help us in the future with recruiting battles.”

Eggerth and Dorsey will travel to Fayetteville, Ark. for the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championship on Mar. 8 at the University of Arkansas. Dorsey will be the first athlete to compete at the NCAA’s since Jerome McKenzie in 2010.