West Texas track & field legend died over the weekend
ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) -West Texas track & field legend James Segrest died over the weekend.
As a coach, he led Odessa College to 11 national championships.
He began his coaching career by guiding Monahans to the 1966 state championship. Segrest later served as the head track coach (1973-88) and athletic director (1988-95) at Odessa College. His teams won 11 NJCAA National Championships, five indoor (1981-85) and six outdoor (1981-86).
He was selected to coach the World University Games in 1978 and is a member of the NJCAA Track & Field Hall of Fame (1989), He was inducted into the United States Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame (1996). And the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2005.
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