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Feathers receives PSUAC 2005 Coach of the Year award

2/20/2006 —

Feathers receives PSUAC 2005 Coach of the Year award
By Eric Zimmett

The Penn State University Athletic Conference has named Penn State DuBois cross country head coach Terry Feathers the Coach of the Year for the 2005 season.

Feathers, who works as the campus financial aid officer, coached the Penn State DuBois women’s cross country team to a first place victory at the PSUAC state championship meet, and a third place finish for the men’s team.

“He’s done everything we’ve asked of him and more,” Penn State DuBois Athletic Director Sean Kelly remarked. “He deserves coach of the year. It’s an unbelievable job in terms of what he does with our kids.”

 Of the accolades, Feathers said, “It was a nice honor, but it was the girls who did all the work. I give them the credit.”

The Lady Lions edged out Penn College in the championship meet, 35-20, by sweeping the first three places and taking four of the top five. The title was the first state championship in the cross country program’s four-year history. The men’s team finished third in the PSUAC State Championship, and had two medalists in the 5.0 mile race.

“When we began the program, we began it with Terry as the coach. It was a struggle the first year or two to get students to go out for the team, but he was able to do it,” Kelly said, adding that when the cross country program first began, Feathers himself would drive the van of athletes to the meet and back.

“Terry has great interaction with the students. He works very hard,” Kelly continued. “He’s very creative in terms of how he coaches and what he does. From an athletic director’s standpoint, there are many positives: Terry’s a great guy to work with. He’s thorough, he gets things done, and he takes care of his sport.”


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