A Legend Passes On

June 10, 2021


A Legend Passes On

NWA Daily

On Monday, former Razorback track & field and cross-country head coach John McDonnell passed away. The legendary coach leaves behind a legacy of faith, love, and excellence that will not be soon forgotten.

  • Unrivaled: The excellence achieved by the Arkansas Razorback track & field and cross-country programs in McDonnell's 36 years as coach is unparalleled. His accomplishments are not only a testament to his skill as a coach, but also to his success in building a community in pursuit of excellence and team pride.
  • Quote: “While the world has lost an extraordinary man, we not only mourn his loss, but wholeheartedly celebrate that God allowed people around the world to be touched and impacted by his gifts of faith, love, and inspiration.”

At Arkansas, McDonnell won 40 NCAA Championships and 83 conference titles. You can read the family's statement and the University's reaction HERE.

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