MIKE MAYNARD RESIGNS TO BECOME THE MEN?S HEAD TRACK AND FIELD COACH AT UCLA

            BOISE, Idaho – Mike Maynard, who has been the director of track and field at Boise State University the past nine seasons, has accepted the men’s head track and field coaching position at UCLA.  The announcement was made by UCLA today (Aug. 4).

            Maynard will oversee all aspects of the men’s program as well as coach both the men’s and women’s throwers. 

            After taking over the Bronco men’s and women’s programs prior to the 2001 season, Maynard led Boise State to unprecedented success as student-athletes set over 50 school records while earning 30 All-America honors.

            Three times Bronco student-athletes earned NCAA National Championships with Gabe Wallin winning the men’s javelin throw in 2004 and 2005, and Eleni Kafourou capturing the women’s indoor long jump championship in 2009.  Kafourou was the first female Boise State student-athlete to ever win an individual national championship at Boise State.

            Maynard led Bronco teams to six Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships, over 90 individual WAC titles and over 90 marks on Boise State’s all-time top three performance lists.

            A graduate of Azusa Pacific University, Maynard came to Boise State from the University of Arizona where he was the associate head track and field for 13 years. 

            Boise State Director of Athletics Gene Bleymaier stated a national search for Maynard’s replacement will begin immediately.


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