DICK BOOTH | Horizontal Jumps
Veteran Coach Dick Booth is one of the world’s most successful jumps coaches. Booth’s career has included 49 NCAA individual champions and 168 All-America performances.
In the summer of 2012, Booth received one of the highest honors in collegiate coaching as he was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Hall of Fame for a nearly 40-year career that has established him as one of the preeminent jumps coaches in the world.
He was at Florida for two seasons where two of his pupils in the triple jump, Christian Taylor and Will Claye, finished first and second at the NCAA Championships. They repeated that performance at the USA championships to earn a spot on the U.S. team for the IAAF World Championships. At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Taylor and Claye won gold and silver, respectively in the triple jump while Claye also picked up bronze in the long jump.
Booth also coached 11 Olympians including Mike Conley and Hollis Conway. Conley won the gold medal in the triple jump at the 1992 Olympic Games with what remains the second longest wind-aided jump in history. A year later he won the World Championship in the event and had previously won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics. Conway, one of Booth’s NCAA Champions at ULL, went on to win a silver medal in the high jump at the 1988 Olympics and a bronze medal in 1992 to become one of just two Americans to medal twice in the event. Booth also had the honor of serving on the 2000 Olympic Team in Sydney Australia.
Jan. 5-6, 2018
Lombard Westin Hotel
Hall of Fame Luncheon tickets may be purchased for an additional $30.