VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University Track and Field Coach Tim Marsee has recently been named both men’s and women’s Coach of the Year for the 2018 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field season. Award recipients were selected by members of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Marsee led the men’s Trailblazer team to the No. 1 ranking in the Atlantic Region and the No. 19 ranking in the nation. VU sent 11 qualifiers to the NJCAA meet and the team won the Region XII team title. The women’s team earned the No. 1 rank in the Atlantic Region and the No. 12 rank nationally, sending 11 qualifiers to the NJCAA meet.
ABOUT COACH MARSEE
Tim Marsee has been coaching track and field athletes for more than 17 years and worked with pole vaulters, throwers, and multis for the Trailblazers during the 2018 spring season. During that time, Marsee - who is certified as a USATF Level I coach - helped VU to 18 national championships, 14 in pole vault, 3 in throwing events, and 2 in multis.
Trailblazer athletes working closely with Marsee have posted seven national runner-up finishes, while amassing more than 20 NJCAA All-American awards and more than 30 USTFCCCA All-American honors. In addition, VU has had three national record-holders in events that Marsee focuses on.
Marsee is a four-time NJCAA Assistant Coach of the Year and was the 2015 and 2017 USA Track and Field Association Assistant Coach of the Year for the Atlantic Division.
Marsee was the head track and field coach at South Knox High School for six years, registering a meet record of 279 wins and 24 losses plus individual state champions and record-holders. The victories included sectional championships in 2006 and 2007 and the 2006 Blue Chip Conference title. Marsee was the conference coach of the year that season, as well.