Matt Stewart has been elevated as the new track and field/ cross country coach at West Texas A&M, athletic director Michael McBroom announced on Wednesday.
Stewart, 34, has spent the past seven seasons as the program’s top assistant under head coach Darren Flowers, who recently accepted the same position at Division I UT Rio Grande Valley.
Flowers and Stewart helped lead the Lady Buffs track and field team to the program’s first NCAA Division II national championship in May.
Stewart has coached the sprints, hurdles and multis while coaching 71 All- Americans and 37 individual/event Lone Star Conference champions within his respective events.
Stewart has been a three-time USTFCCA All-Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
“I feel extremely blessed,” Stewart said.
“This is a great opportunity to stay here and continue to build what we’ve built as a staff. My wife and I are excited. This is a great day. We’ve had a formula that’s worked.
“I’m a different person than Darren, so there may be some changes here and there, but as far as the values of our program we’ll keep doing what we’ve been doing.”
— Kale Steed