March 17, 2010

Stan Kerr Selected to NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee

Track and Field coach will represent Eastern on the 24-member committee

Eastern Washington University track and field coach Stan Kerr has been selected to the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee.

This committee is made up of 24 voting members, including representatives from all divisions of the NCAA and subdivisions of Division I. It is a four-year term.

“I am honored to be joining this committee,” said Kerr.  “We have a lot of work to do and I am looking forward to creating models and policies that showcase the best athletes the NCAA has to offer.”

“We are tremendously excited about Coach Kerr representing the Big Sky Conference and EWU on this prestigious committee,” says Director of Athletics Bill Chaves.  “There is no doubt that he will do a great job in representing us well on a national level.”

The committee’s general duties include selecting teams/individuals for cross country, indoor and outdoor championships, participate on numerous regional/national conference calls, assign officials, serve as the NCAA representative at regional events, attend the cross country, indoor and outdoor championships and assist in preparation of championships schedules and other event preparations.

Other duties of a NCAA representative are to serve as the eyes and ears of the committee and as a key on-site contact for interpretations of the NCAA committee policies. Committee members also serve as the chair of the games committee on site, taking the lead roles at the coaches meeting and reviewing NCAA issues and policies.

Committee members also serve as the chairperson for the following subcommittees: rules, standards, cross country championships, indoor and outdoor championships and regional championships.

Kerr is in his 15th season as head men’s track and field coach. He coaches Eastern’s competitors in the sprints, hurdles and combined events. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1980 and master’s degree in 1993, both from Eastern.

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