Plasencia Honored After Fourth Consecutive Title

Derek Wetmore

The Gophers men’s track and field head coach Steve Plasencia was named the 2010 Big Ten Outdoor Track Men’s Coach of the Year on Wednesday. Plasencia led the Gophers to their fourth consecutive Big Ten title, and received his fourth nomination as Big Ten Coach of the Year. “I’m honored to receive this award, but it’s so much more of a reflection of this team than anything else,” said Plasencia in a press release following the announcement. “I share this award with an outstanding staff of coaches and obviously a wonderful group of student-athletes.” On winning the fourth Big Ten title in two years since taking over as head coach for the Gophers, Plasencia said, “I’m proud of this team,” said Golden Gopher head coach Steve Plasencia in the release. “We had some great performances from a lot of people this weekend. What can I say, we did it again!”