Jim Hunt
Last College:
Wayne State (Mich.) '49

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
7th year

One of the most respected coaches in the West, Jim Hunt has returned to the UC Davis cross country and track programs, concentrating his efforts with the men?s cross country team ? for which he served as coach from 1990 to 1992. He returned to the Aggie program in 1999 after coaching track and cross country at nearby Sierra College.

Before his previous stint with the Aggies, Hunt was head track and cross country coach for Humboldt State for 23 years. During that time he won six titles in the Far Western Conference and was named that league?s coach of the year five times. In 1993, he was inducted into the Humboldt State Athletic Hall of Fame.

In addition to his collegiate experience, Hunt also served as the USATF Men?s Development distance and middle distance coach from 1981 to 1992. Additionally, he was a West Team coach at the U.S. Sports Festival in 1981. He currently holds the position as international director of distance running and race walking for Special Olympics International.

Hunt is a 1949 graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. He later earned his master?s degree from Chico State.