Sterling College track coach Jack Dillard was recognized as the NAIA Region 4 track coach of the year.
This honor was voted on by the coaches of the region, and was given during the Hall of Fame luncheon at the NAIA national track meet in Edwardsville, Ill.
Dillard is in his fourth year as head coach of the Warriors. During that time he has built the roster from 10 athletes in 2004 to a team of 35 this past season.
He has coached 24 All-Conference performances in track, including five KCAC individual champions, as well as six NAIA national qualifiers and one NAIA All-American.
Dillard said he was surprised and honored by the award, and hopes to continue to build on the successes he has had thus far.