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
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
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.