Dick Booth, Dean of Jumps Coaches, Leaves Arkansas, Takes position at Florida, by Larry Eder


Dick Booth, the Field event coach at the University of Arkansas for twenty-seven years, has just accepted a position as Assistant Track & Field Coach at the University of Florida, under coach Mike Holloway.

Booth, as Field event coach for Arkansas, had 45 NCAA champions and 137 All Americans while at Arkansas. His international athletes included Mike Conley, Erick Walder, Robert Howard, Edrick Floreal, Brian Wellman, Jerome Romain, Ray Doakes, Matt Hemingway, Melvin Lister and Kenny Evans.

Dick Booth is one of the most successful field event coaches in NCAA history during his storied career at Arkansas. For the complete story, please read: http://www.wctv.tv/sports/headlines/50722302.html

Coach Booth has been a contributor to American Track & Field magazine in the past, and we wish him well on his new endeavor! One of the true class acts in our sport.

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