Oregon State names Louie Quintana track and field, cross country coach

Oregon State on Monday announced Louie Quintana as its next track and field and cross country coach.

Quintana previously coached for 16 seasons at Arizona State, where he served as the school’s men’s and women’s cross country coach. He coached distance and middle distance for the Sun Devils since 2004.

“Louie’s thoughtful approach and vision for our program stood out to our search committee,” OSU athletic director Scott Barnes said in a statement released by the university. “He was a highly accomplished college and prep student-athlete who will relate well to current and future members of our teams. His commitment to student-athlete growth academically, personally and as an athlete are important factors that ultimately led us to Coach Quintana.”

Quintana was a distance runner at Villanova from 1991-95, where he was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

In May, Oregon State announced Kelly Sullivan retired as coach after 14 seasons. In June, sprinters Kerissa and Venessa D’Arpino announced they would transfer to Oregon.

Read below for the full release from Oregon State University on Quintana’s hiring:

Louie Quintana has been named the head track and field and cross country coach at Oregon State University, Vice President/Director of Athletics Scott Barnes announced Monday. 

Quintana arrives at OSU after a highly successful 16-year coaching tenure at Arizona State University, one of the most successful programs in the country. He has served as the Sun Devils’ head men’s and women’s cross country coach, and the program’s distance and middle distance coach since 2004.

“Louie’s thoughtful approach and vision for our program stood out to our search committee,” Barnes said. “He was a highly accomplished college and prep student-athlete who will relate well to current and future members of our teams. His commitment to student-athlete growth academically, personally and as an athlete are important factors that ultimately led us to Coach Quintana.

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