Legendary Arkansas Coach John McDonnell Passes Away at 82

Though his Arkansas teams won 40 NCAA titles, John McDonnell was a coach who’d happily ride the NYC subway to get to a meet. (SIEG LINDSTROM)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Legendary University of Arkansas men’s track and field coach John McDonnell passed away on Monday evening in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the age of 82.

In his 36-year hall of fame coaching career at the University of Arkansas, McDonnell established a legacy of success unrivaled in the history of NCAA athletics producing 40 NCAA championships, including six national triple crowns and 12 consecutive NCAA Indoor titles from 1984-95. Click on image below for the full release and McDonnell family statement.