Sherman Earns USTFCCCA Regional Coaching Honor

Sherman Earns USTFCCCA Regional Coaching Honor

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology coach Christy Sherman has been named the USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Men's Track & Field Assistant Coach of the Year for her efforts with Fightin' Engineer throwers during the 2016 outdoor season.

Sherman, a four-time All-American in the shot put during her throwing career at Indiana State University, helped coach the Rose-Hulman men's throwing team to 85 points in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships this spring.  

The men's squad earned three throwing event HCAC championships and had five of eight possible scorers in both the shot put and discus.  Sherman also helped coach junior Andrew Okruch to his first appearance at the NCAA Division III Track and Field National Championships.

In her 12th season as assistant coach at Rose-Hulman, Sherman's efforts helped the Fightin' Engineers set a new HCAC record with 350.33 total points in the league championship meet.  Rose-Hulman has won 15 consecutive HCAC men's championship meets (nine outdoor, six indoor) with Sherman serving as an assistant coach for throwing events.

Okruch, freshman Trey Sykes (triple jump) and freshman Debie Gedeon (100 hurdles) will compete at the NCAA Division III Championships at Wartburg College starting Thursday.