Case promoted within Arkansas track & field

Doug Case

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas athletic department has promoted Doug Case to associate head coach of the Arkansas track and field program, the university announced Wednesday.

Case is a 1981 Marshalltown High School graduate and a former University of Northern Iowa track and field standout, setting eight Panther records between 1982 and 1986. He has been with the Arkansas Razorbacks for 11 seasons.

“Doug is one of the world’s most accomplished technical coaches in the sport of track and field and cross country,” Arkansas head track coach Chris Bucknam said. “He has been at Arkansas with me since 2008 and continues to be a vital part of the successes that we have had here. This promotion recognizes what he means to our track and field programs and me personally.”

At Arkansas, Case has helped lead the team to 10 NCAA individual titles, including the first-ever championships in the pole vault, 60-meter hurdles, 100 hurdles, 4×100 relay and indoor 4×400 relay. He has also coached 145 All Americans.

He has been named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association South Central regional assistant coach of the year twice in 2011 and 2015. He also was a large part in the development of Omar McLeod, who was a four-time NCAA champion, and the current 110 hurdle World and Olympic Champion.

“I am grateful to coach Bucknam and the University of Arkansas for their trust in me over the last 11 years,” Case said. “We have worked hard to achieve some great things over my time with this historic program, and I look forward to continuing to win SEC and NCAA Championships in the future.”

Case served as the head track and field coach at both Drake University and UNI, as well as Arkansas State.