UT Track and Field History 1889-1971

This section is limited to a year by year description of major events that took place in connection with men’s outdoor track and field at Tennessee. It is not the intention to include indoor track and cross country; to examine too closely the intolerable conditions under which the athletes performed at times; to study individual great athletes or coaches; to explain the reasons for improved performances over the years; to spend too much time on any short period of time by explaining all the events; or to examine methods of training.

1964 Cross Country
1968 XC Team
1969 Cross Country

The Chuck Rohe Track Era

In 1962 the University of Tennessee hired a young track coach, Chuck Rohe. The next nine years, along with the Stan Huntsman era to follow, began the most successful era of SEC track & field and cross-country dominance in the school’s history.

Chuck Rohe