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Garner Resigns Post as Lady Tiger Track Coach

June 8, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Head Women’s Track Coach Ron Garner has resigned his post, senior associate athletic director Dwight Rainey announced Tuesday. Garner, who just completed a successful second year as Clemson coach, has resigned to enter private business in the state of Missouri.

Garner was named ACC Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year in 1999. He guided the Lady Tigers to the Outdoor Track ACC championship, Clemson’s first outdoor title since 1991. The Clemson victory snapped a streak of seven straight outdoor titles for North Carolina.

The Lady Tigers established nine school records this year, five indoors and four outdoors. Six Lady Tigers earned All-America honors during the 1999 outdoor season, including Nikkie Bouyer, who finished sixth in the 400 meter hurdles last week at the NCAAs at Boise, Idaho.

Garner has been in coaching since 1983. He came to Clemson from the University of Illinois, where he coached between 1991-97. He was an assistant coach in the Clemson program between 1986-91. He was with the Christopher Newport program from 1983-86. He coached 10 All-Americans at Clemson in the last two years, and had 17 All-Americans in his career at Illinois.