This Friday, the NCAA Men’s Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships kick off with Mike Holloway and Florida Gators working on a 3rd consecutive Championship title.
Recently named Assistant Coach for Team USA at the 2012 Olympics, Mike Holloway is what’s hot in Florida. After bringing home his first NCAA Championship to the University of Florida just two years ago, he was named 2010 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Men’s Indoor Head Coach of the Year. Now in his 14th Season, 7th as Head Coach, things continue to look promising for the Gators. Jeff Demps, former Gators running back , 8th on the school’s all-time rushing list (2,470 yards) has changed his mind about giving the NFL a try and instead decided to concentrate on qualifying for the Olympics. Demps was projected to go somewhere around the middle-to-late round of the draft as the No. 11 running back according to Scouts Inc.
He apparently loves being on the track. There was no better demonstration of this than his junior world record finish (10.01 seconds) in the 100 meters at the 2008 Olympic Trials. So this pair of Mike Holloway and Jeff Demps will team up this Spring and possible again in the 2012 Olympics. Can’t wait to see how that story will unfold. In his five seasons as head coach, Holloway oversaw seven individual and relay NCAA titles and two NCAA East Regional titles.
There is no question the Gators know how to win. The question now is how many times.
Boise State University plays host the 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, Mar. 9-10, 2012 at Jackson Track at the Idaho Center. Competition begins at 10am on Friday, March 9, 2012. Go Gators #TeamFlorida