Trinity's Head Track & Field Coach Resigns

Trinity's Head Track & Field Coach Resigns

(Story courtesy of Trinity University)

Trinity University Director of Athletics Bob King has announced that head coach David Svoboda has resigned from the school's track & field program.

Coach Svoboda has led the Tiger men's and women's track & field teams for the past four years, highlighted by individual NCAA Division III Championships in 2009 and 2010, and a fifth-place national finish in 2010. He is leaving to join his wife in New Orleans, where she recently accepted a job offer.

Prior to joining Trinity's athletics staff, Coach Svoboda was the associate head coach at the University of Chicago for three seasons. He helped the Maroons to the 2008 men's and women's conference championship for indoor track & field, and the coaching staff was chosen as the Coaching Staff of the Year in the University Athletic Association (UAA) that season.

Coach Svoboda was an assistant coach at Millikin University from 2005-06, and also served as a graduate assistant and volunteer assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

"While we are sad to see David leave Trinity, we also understand that his family has to come first," said King. "David has set the groundwork for the track & field program here at Trinity, and we hope to build on that to take these teams to even further heights in the coming years."