IRVINE, Calif.--The UCSB track and field team picked up several post Big West Conferece awards on Wednesday with UCSB Head Coach Pete Dolan being named Big West Coach of the Year on both the men's and women's side. In addition, Barbara Nwaba was named Big West Field Athlete of the Year while Shyan Vaziri was awarded co-Big West Freshman Male Athlete of the Year.
Head Coach Pete Dolan was recognized for leading his men's team to their first Big West Title in over 40 years as well as on the women's side for coming within half a point of claiming their own Big West Title. This award is the first for Dolan as the men's coach and his third honor for the women. Dolan coached both the heptathlon and decathlon winners at the Big West Championship, while overseeing 10 first place finishes in the individual events (3 men, 7 women).