Following a record-breaking 2017, UGA track and field head coach Petros Kyprianou has been named National Women’s Head Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Named the 2014 and 2015 USTFCCCA National Indoor Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, Kyprianou also earned six regional honors as an assistant coach, bridging his career at Boise State from 2005-2008. Kyprianou is the first women’s head coach who did not win the team national championship to garner this honor since 2001 when it was given to Kansas State’s Cliff Rovelto.
Kyprianou, who recently completed his second year as the Bulldogs’ head coach and his ninth year with the program, led the UGA women to a school record second-place finish at the NCAA outdoor championships with the most points (62.2) in school history at the meet. This marked the team’s fourth straight top-five national outdoor finish and second consecutive finish in the top three. UGA left Eugene, Oregon, with a school record four national champions and two runner-up finishes.