Allice Inducted Into The USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame|
Dec. 17, 2013
Former USC Director of Track and Field Ron Allice, who retired this past summer, was inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Coaches Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Dec. 16 in Orlando, Fla. as part of the annual USTFCCCA Convention.
In Allice's 19 years as USC's Director of Track and Field, he led the men's and women`s teams to a combined 25 NCAA top 10 finishes, including the 2001 NCAA women's team title, as well as coaching 32 individual NCAA champions. He also produced 286 All-American first team selections and six conference championships. The program has also produced 18 of the 21 women's school records in the Olympic events and eight of the men's 21 records, not an easy task considering the glorious track and field history at USC.
Allice maintained, if not strengthened, USC's strong Olympic tradition. A USC student has represented the Trojans at the Olympics 54 times under Allice, winning 16 medals.
Among the many male track and field stars to come through his program are 1996 Olympic gold medalist in the hammer throw Balazs Kiss, who also set the NCAA Championship meet record, two-time Olympic 400m IH gold medalist Felix Sanchez and Bryshon Nellum, a 2012 silver medalist in the 4x400m.
Allice's women's teams featured powerhouse athletes who starred on the national and world stages, including such greats as Angela Williams, who won an unprecedented four NCAA 100m titles (1999-2002), national record-setting and four-time NCAA title-winning hurdler Virginia Powell (2005-06), Natasha Danvers, the 400 IH NCAA champion in 2000, NCAA 800-meter champion Brigita Langerholc (2001) and 2000 Olympic medalist sprinter Torri Edwards.