IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa director of track and field Joey Woody has been named Big Ten Men’s Track and Field Coach of the Year, the conference office announced Wednesday.
Woody led Iowa to its first outright Big Ten Indoor Championships since 1929, scoring a school-record 119 points, 27 more than second-place Indiana. The Hawkeyes had 10 medalists, including Big Ten champions James Carter, Jr., in the long jump and Peyton Haack in heptathlon.
Iowa is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest Region and No. 18 nationally. The Hawkeyes reached as high as No. 9 nationally this season, the best ranking in school history.
Woody is the first coach in program history to earn the conference coach of the year award for the indoor season. He was named Big Ten Outdoor Coach of the Year in 2019 following Iowa’s conference title.
Four Hawkeye men have qualified for 2021 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Arkansas on March 11-13 at Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. They include Jamal Britt in the 60-meter hurdles, Wayne Lawrence, Jr. in the 400 meters, and Peyton Haack and Austin West in the Heptathlon. Mallory King is also competing in the 800 meters on the women’s side.
For more information regarding the Division I indoor track and field championships is available at hawkeyesports.com/tracklive.