TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology assistant coach Matthew Cole has been named NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year, in results released by the United States Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association on Wednesday.
Cole earned his third Great Lakes Region Assistant Coach of the Year award in his seventh season at Rose-Hulman. He was cited for mentoring his sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers to five HCAC event titles while accumulating 78 percent of the team's scoring.
Cole has served as the event coach for both of Rose-Hulman's 2012 national competitors in Sutton Coleman and Liz Evans. Both are five-time All-American award winners, including three consecutive high jump indoor or outdoor national championships for Evans.
The women's cross country head coach, Cole was a four-time Ohio Athletic Conference champion in the high hurdles at Mount Union. He earned two NCAA Division III National Qualifications and ranked fourth nationally during the 2005 season, while setting a school record in the 55-meter hurdles.