Track Coaches Extend Contracts

Posted: January 11, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason men’s and women’s track and field head coaches Dalton Ebanks and Angie Taylor have agreed to contracts through the 2002-03 season.

Ebanks is in his fourth season as the head coach of the men’s track and field program and his 16th season overall at George Mason. He began his tenure as an assistant coach with the women’s team in 1985-86, spending five seasons coaching the sprinters and jumpers. He became an assistant with the men’s team in 1990 and coached the jumpers until taking over as head coach upon the retirement of long-time Patriot mentor John Cook in 1997.

Taylor begins her second year at the helm of the George Mason women’s program after serving as an assistant for nine years, beginning at national power Louisiana State in 1990. She coached at Princeton for four years, helping lead the Tigers to the 1998 Ivy League indoor title. Taylor also has served as a member of a USA Athlete Advisory Committee with USA Track and Field (USATF) and as a member of the USATF coaching and event curriculum.

“We’re excited to be able to offer contracts of this length to quality coaches like Dalton Ebanks and Angie Taylor,” says Tom O’Connor, director of athletics. “Dalton has proven over the past decade he can produce national-caliber athletes with our men’s team, and while Angie has only been here a short time, we’re confident she will restore our women’s program to national prominence in a short time.”

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