2011 Cross Country
Coach Labonte resigns
Gary Labonte resigns after three years as head coach
April 7, 2011
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Gary Labonte has resigned as Bluffton University's head men's and
women's cross country/track and field coach. This is his third season with the Beavers.
"Gary Labonte will be leaving as head cross country and track and field coach for both our men's and women's teams at the conclusion of this academic year," said Phill Talavinia, athletics director. "I wish Coach Labonte all the best. We will begin a search for a new coach in the coming weeks."
Graduate Assistant Jordan Hill will lead the teams during this transition. Hill is currently in her second season at Bluffton University as the graduate assistant for the cross country and track and field team.
Hill was a four-year letter winner for NCAA Division III Baldwin-Wallace College, competing in the 55m, 300m, 4x200 and 4x400 indoors and the 100m, 200m, 4x100 and 4x400 outdoors. She earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference and All-Ohio honors for both the indoor and outdoor seasons multiple times and helped the Yellow Jackets capture three OAC titles and three All-Ohio championships in four years.