Watch as Ohio State director of track & field and cross country Karen Dennis is inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Coaches Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018.
Dennis joins five other coaches honored for their accomplishments as cross country and/or track & field coaches as well as the impact their contributions have had and will continue to have on the sports they coached.
The ceremony was held at the 2018 USTFCCCA Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
Dennis is the second Ohio State coach to be inducted into the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame, as Larry Snyder was a special inductee in 2009.
Congratulations to the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame Class of 2018! #USTFCCCA18
From L-R: Ron Mann, John McNichols (Linda McNichols), Karen Dennis, Dr. Artis Davenport II, Dan Pfaff, Damon Martin
📷: Craig Macaluso pic.twitter.com/RpdFQPRZjW
— USTFCCCA (@USTFCCCA) December 19, 2018
To one of the GREATEST Coaches, Coach Karen Dennis: Thank you for motivating me to be the best women and athlete I can be. You inspire me to be great everyday! We are very thankful to have such a beautiful person as the backbone of this team!
Love, Anavia (NaeNae) @OhioStateTFXC pic.twitter.com/GXfHjVfG6N
— Anavia Battle (@Annaavviiaa) December 19, 2018
— Terry J (@TIG3R_T) December 19, 2018
— Aaliyah Barnes (@TheAaliyahB) December 19, 2018