Stanford's legendary head cross country and track coach, Peter Tegen, has announced that he will be retiring following the 2008 track season after 44 years of coaching. Going into his final NCAA Championship, Tegen has an impressive list of accomplishments. Throughout his 33 years of collegiate coaching, Tegen has coached athletes to 44 individual national titles and a 302 All-American Honors. He has won 45 conference titles and is a 5 time National Cross Country Coach of the Year.
Tegen is one of the most respected coaches in the nation and has been an invaluable addition to the Stanford program. He has put countless amounts of time and effort into the team and has engulfed himself into the Stanford community. His time here at Stanford will forever remain a significant part of Stanford history.