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Larry Wade Returns As Head Coach For PCC Men/Women Track And Field

Larry Wade Returns As Head Coach For PCC Men/Women Track And Field image

For the first time in his three seasons at Pasadena City College, Larry Wade will be the sole head coach for the Lancers men's and women's track and field teams in 2011. Wade previously was a co-head coach of the program in 2008 and assistant coach this past season. 

Wade served as an assistant coach at San Diego State University in 2009 before coming back to PCC this season as a sprints coach. 

Armand Crespo, who was a head coach of the track and field program for three years, will continue at PCC as the head coach for the men's and women's cross country teams. Crespo has served that part-time position since the 2007 season.

Before getting into coaching, Wade was one of the nation's fastest hurdlers. In 1999, he was ranked No. 3 in the world in the 110-meter hurdles. While at Texas A&M University in 1998, Wade earned NCAA individual titles in the outdoor 110-hurdles and in the 55-meter hurdles at the indoor championships.

Wade captured Big 12 Conference titles in both events. In 2003, he finished as high as fourth in the 110 at the World Outdoor Championships and was a silver medalist at the Pan American Games. A graduate of Texas A&M, Wade, 35, is a member of both the Aggies' Sports Hall of Fame and Big 12 Conference Hall of Fame.

[File Photo--Larry Wade (hat) takes over as PCC men's/women's head coach for 2011 season.]

Release Date: 06/01/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu