The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced that Academy track & field Head Coach Kevin LaSure has been named president of the NCAA Division II Track & Field Executive Committee.
This is the first time since 2010–11 that a minority member will assume the presidency of the committee. Prior to his becoming president, LaSure served as first vice president from 2015 to 2017, track & field secretary from 2014 to 2015, and as track & field representative for the Northeast-10 Conference from 2011 to 2014. LaSure has also served on the NCAA Division II Executive Council from 2014 to the present day, as chair of the NCAA Division II Hall of Fame Committee from 2015 to 2017, and as a member of the NCAA Division II Law & Legislation Committee from 2014 to 2015.
As president, LaSure will be relied upon as a representative for the NCAA Division II coaching body and will guide the process for any legislation that comes from that group.
In the Academy’s 2017 track & field campaign, LaSure—along with Torrye Olson, the Academy’s director of track & field/cross country and their coaching staffs—saw their teams combine to set a total of 19 new school records (eight indoor, 11 outdoor). Highlights included three NCAA National Championships and USTFCCCA DII Indoor Track Athlete of the Year for Mobolade Ajomale (indoor 60m and 200m, and outdoor 100m), 13 total All-Americans across both seasons, and the teams’ top three finishes at the PacWest Championships.
“I’m proud to have Coach LaSure on staff and proud of his leadership within our sport and the Division II track & field community,” says Torry Olson, USTFCCCA track & field director and current vice president of the Division II Cross Country Executive Committee.
Student athletes can enjoy a well-balanced campus life at the Academy with professional staff like Kevin LaSure, newly named NCAA Division II president.