Lamar track coaches Trey Clark, Tony Houchin promoted

Published 9:29 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Lamar promoted longtime track and field head coach Trey Clark to director of track and field and cross country and Tony Houchin to head coach of the cross country program and assistant director for track and field.

Clark is beginning his 20th season leading Lamar’s cross country and track programs. He’s coached 18 league athletes of the year and nine All-Americans, 11 Southland Conference newcomers of the year, 14 freshmen of the year and 40 current school record-holders. He came to Lamar as a sprinter and hurdler in 1988 and was named assistant coach under Barry Collins.

Houchin helped Lamar win its 11th Southland men’s championship in 13 years and coached Jamie Crowe and Jordan Rowe to the NCAA national meet.

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Lamar will begin its season Friday with the Rice Invitational cross country meet.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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