Legendary track mentor celebrates 50th year coaching at Baylor
Clyde Hart, BBA ’56, was honored for entering his 50th year coaching at Baylor on Friday night with a surprise dinner. Over the last half-century, Hart has coached 34 national champions and 537 All-Americans at Baylor, plus nine Olympic athletes who have combined for 16 medals, including a dozen golds.
Hart stepped down as head coach in 2005 after developing Baylor into one of the nation’s elite programs, known worldwide as “Quarter-Miler U” for its success in the 400 meters. But he remains an assistant coach working with the quarter-milers and the 4×400-meter relay, where the Bears continue to have great success.
Sic ’em, Coach Hart!
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* Baylor track coach’s pupils have won gold in six straight Olympics (Aug. 2012)
* Pair of Hart pupils named U.S. track and field athletes of the decade (Feb. 2010)
* Hart named World Coach of the Year by IAAF (Jan. 2010)