Hypolite is NACAC Coach of the Year
Dr Ian Hypolite, the coach of Trinidad and Tobago’s men’s 400 metres hurdles world champion Jehue Gordon, has been named North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NACAC) Coach of the Year.
Hypolite was one of the T&T coaches at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia, where 21-year-old Gordon struck gold in the one-lap hurdles. Hypolite has been coaching Gordon for the past nine years.
The Coach of the Year award is the second for T&T in as many years. In 2012, Cuban coach Ismael Lopez Mastrapa was named NACAC Coach of the Year. Lopez Mastrapa lives in T&T, and is the coach of Keshorn Walcott, T&T’s reigning Olympic men’s javelin champion.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rican Victor Lopez was elected president of the NACAC Track and Field Coaches Association (NACACTFCA) at the organisation’s 23rd Congress, in Curacao, on Saturday.
Lopez is also president of the NACAC Athletics Association (NACAC AA).