Millar to be Inducted Into University of Western Ontario Hall of Fame
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -Wake Forest director cross country and track and field John Millar will be inducted into the University of Western Ontario Cross Country and Track & Field Hall of Fame on Sept. 22.
Entering his third season as the head mentor of the Demon Deacon track and field programs along with cross country, Millar also spent 19 seasons at the University of Notre Dame.
"I am thrilled to have been selected as an inductee into this year's class of the University of Western Ontario Hall of Fame," said Millar. "My experiences as a varsity athlete at Western Ontario is what eventually led me to my chosen career path, and as such I am deeply honored that my contributions not only to the university program, but to the sport of track and field in general are deemed worthy of this recognition."
A standout athlete for the Mustangs between 1973-1977, Millar helped lead Western to a national title in cross country to go along many individual accolades earned throughout his career.
In his time at Western he garnered First Team All-Canadian and First Team All-Star honors while representing Canada in 1977 at the World Cross Country Championship in Dusseldorf, Germany. To date, he is one of six Mustang men in Western history to win a medal at the CIS Cross Country Championships.
His coaching career has also included stops at the University of Tennessee and the University of Texas. Internationally, he served on the coaching staff of the Canadian Olympic track and field team in 2000, and was the head coach of the USA Women's team at the 1999 World Indoor Championships in Japan.
Wake Forest kicked off the 2012 cross country season last Friday and heads to the Virginia Tech Preview on Sept. 14.