Carleton Robert Crowell
Carleton Robert Crowell

Head Coach (1951-1975)
Cross Country/Track and Field

Carleton Crowell served as the head coach of Army's track and field (1951-75) and cross country teams (1954-74) for more than 20 years.

As the Black Knights' cross county coach, he registered a mark of 125-55 while his outdoor track and field teams finished 87-57 during his tenure and his indoor squads compiled a 139-50-1 mark. His combined record for all sports was a lofty 351-162-1, that translates to a winning percentage of .684. Crowell collected an impressive 34 victories opposite Navy in Star meetings.

Under Crowell's mentorship, Army established every indoor and outdoor track and field school record, except one and captured 12 Heptagonal titles, five in indoor track and field, four in cross country and three in outdoor track and field.

In addition to coaching numerous All-Americans, NCAA Championship scorers and Penn Relay champions, two of Crowell's athletes -- Ron Zinn and Ed Bagdonas -- competed at the Olympics.