CNHS Coach Inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame at NYC Armory
Colts Neck High School’s longtime cross county and track coach Jim Schlentz was one of five coaches honored at the 4th Annual Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational on December 15th at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center in Washington Heights, New York.
According to a press release from The Armory Track, the Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational is one of The Armory’s largest and most action-packed high school events during the indoor season. More than 4,000 athletes representing 160 high school track & field teams were on hand including many of the top track & field programs in the metropolitan area.
“The five coaches being inducted this year are not only some of the most successful coaches in U.S. track and field history but all are considered to be outstanding educators and leaders of our youth," said Tim Fulton, The Armory Foundation's Director of High School Track and Field. “I have known gotten to know many of them personally over the years and they inspired not only the athletes they coached but also the coaches they coached against. They truly are the best of the best in every aspect."
A likeness of Mr. Schlentz is now featured on The Armory’s Hall of Fame wall. Mr. Schlentz has coached distance at Colts Neck High School since 1998. His teams have won eight state titles, and his athletes have won seven individual or relay national championships. Mr. Schlentz previously coached at Wagner College and LaSalle University, and also has experience coaching elite athletes, having guided six runners to the Olympic Trials.
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