Oglethorpe's Unger to Step Down as Track and Field Coach

Oglethorpe's Unger to Step Down as Track and Field Coach

(Story taken from the Oglethorpe University website)

ATLANTA, Ga. - Oglethorpe has begun a search for its third Head Coach of Track and Field in the modern era. The new coach will replace Bob Unger, who will continue as Head Coach of the men's and women's cross country teams.

In 1990, Unger re-started the sport of track and field which Oglethorpe had dropped in the 1980's. In the ensuing 20 years, the men's teams recorded a dual meet record of 46 wins, 17 losses and 2 ties while the women's teams won 59 duals against only 8 defeats. Seventy-nine of the existing eighty-three track and field records were set during a tenure that included Unger coaching 352 student-athletes in track and field.

Since Oglethorpe joined the SCAC in 1992, Unger has coached 18 individual conference champions, 83 individual All-Conference finalists, 5 All-Conference relay teams and made three trips to the NCAA Championships with national finalists. Three of his former student-athletes have been inducted into Oglethorpe's Athletic Hall of Fame: Jean Faasse '92, Stephen Summerow '92 and Katie Farrell '95.

Said Oglethorpe athletic director Jay Gardiner, "Bob Unger has distinguished himself as Oglethorpe's track and Field coach for over two decades.  We congratulate him on his success.  I am happy that he has agreed to stay on as our cross country coach next year. We will begin the search for a new Track Coach this summer."