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Coach McDonnell’s teams won 5 triple crowns – National titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor track in the same academic year. UTEP won 3 triple crowns. No other school has managed the feat.
Track teams under Coach McDonnell won 42 NCAA titles. Including, 12-consecutive indoor track championships (1984-1995), the longest string of national titles by any school in any sport in collegiate history.
John hopes he made a difference in young people’s lives. Indeed you did John. INDEED YOU DID.