College of the Canyons cross country and track & field head coach Lindie Kane has been named 2014-2015 California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA) Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year.
This is Kane’s second CCCAA Coach of the Year award after being named the men’s track & field coach of the year in 2007.
Kane earned the honor — which is determined by a vote of coaches from across the state — after leading the COC men’s cross country program to the equivalent of a cross country triple crown.
In 2014 the Cougars won the Western State Conference (WSC) title, the Southern California Regional title and the State Championship — the school’s first since 1975.
Kane also became the first female head coach to win a CCAAA men’s cross country state title.
“It was an amazing record-setting season and I share this prestigious award with my staff and team,” said Kane. “No one can do it alone. I am truly blessed to work with knowledgeable coaches and athletes that are passionate about running and strive for perfection.”
“It was a great honor to represent College of the Canyons,” added Kane, “and receive recognition for all the hard work that goes into winning a state title.”
In addition to winning a men’s state title, Kane also led the COC women’s cross country program to a second place finish at the state championships — narrowly missing out on a championship sweep.
Later in the year Kane, who heads both the men’s and women’s track & field programs, guided COC to its first women’s track & field conference championship in school history.
For more information about the COC cross country and track & field programs please visit www.COCathletics.com.