Former UC Davis track and field and cross country mentor Jim Hunt was one of six coaches inducted into the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Monday in Orlando, Fla.
Hunt joined fellow coaches Ron Allice, Al Cantello, Dennis Craddock, Curtis Frye and Paul Olsen in the Class of 2013.
A fixture in the West Coast distance coaching scene for nearly a half-century, Hunt coached the Aggies from 1989 to 1993 after creating a lasting legacy during his time at Humboldt State (1967 to 1986), which included an NCAA Division II men’s cross country title in 1980.
During his Lumberjack tenure, Hunt’s teams in cross country and track and field won six Far Western Conference titles and produced 64 All-Americans and 11 national champions.
At UCD, he guided the women’s cross country squad to a runner-up finish at the 1991 NCAA D-II championships with four All-Americans in addition to three other top-10 team finishes. The men’s cross country team finished fourth that same season and had two All-America selections.
His Aggie men’s track and field squad finished in the top 20 at the D-II outdoor championships in three of his four seasons, while the UCD women finished as high as 24th. Between cross country and track and field, Hunt groomed 28 Aggie All-Americans.
Hunt then moved on to Sierra College to serve as the school’s head cross country and track and field coach from 1993 to 2000. He returned to UCD as an assistant distance coach from 2000 to 2003.
DHS field hockey alumni game
The Davis High field hockey program is inviting graduates of all ages to come out on Monday at 10 a.m. to play in an alumni game at Brown Stadium on the DHS campus.
For more information, contact Devil coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins at email@example.com.