NEW ORLEANS – Rutgers track and field assistant coach Corey Crawford was selected as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year, it was announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Crawford is in his second season leading the jumps group following an All-American career as a Scarlet Knight. The school record in both the indoor and outdoor long jump, Crawford coached two Big Ten Champions in the event as Sincere Robinson won the men’s gold and Kristina Tossas took home gold on the women’s side.
For the second-straight year, Crawford coached two Scarlet Knights – A’nan Bridgett and Robinson – to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Robinson earned his second-consecutive trip in 2023 as he became a two-time Second Team All-American.
Last season, Crawford helped tutor Bridgett to a pair of Big Ten Championships as he won gold in both the indoor and outdoor conference meet. Bridgett also became a two-time All-American, earning trips to the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2022.
Each of the nine regions – Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Mountain, Northeast, South, South Central, Southeast and West – honored both gender’s top track athletes and field athletes as well as the top men’s and women’s head coaches and assistant coaches.
Award winners were determined by a vote of USTFCCCA member coaches following the conclusion of the 2023 NCAA DI Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Performances from both the NCAA Championships and the regular season were considered. Only those individuals from USTFCCCA member programs are eligible for awards.
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