FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab
SRU's coach Papa hits grand slam of coaching honors
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University track and field head coach John Papa recently hit a grand slam with Coach of the Year awards as he received two honors each from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
Papa was selected by both his Division II East regional and conference peers as the winner of the respective group's men's and women's Coach of the Year titles.
Rock sprints coach Dave Labor was also honored by the USTFCCCA as the regional women's Assistant Coach of the Year.
The coaching honors came in the wake of Papa and Labor leading The Rock to PSAC team titles in both men's and women's competitions. The women's team title was the third straight won by SRU, while the men's crown was the first captured by The Rock since 2000.
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