February 24, 1999

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame assistant track and field coach John Millar will take on a new challenge, March 5-7, as the head coach of the United States women’s team at the 1999 World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Maebashi, Japan.

Millar, who is in his ninth season at Notre Dame, will be in charge of 24-30 athletes at the competition, serving mainly as the team’s chief organizer, problem-solver and facilitator. The United States roster will be determined at this weekend’s U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships in Atlanta.

“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity, especially getting the chance to go to Japan,” Millar said. “It’s also a chance for me personally to visit with other coaches from all over the world and discuss things such as training.”

The native of Toronto, Canada, has previous coaching experience at both the national and international level. He currently serves as USA Track and Field’s national women’s hurdle coordinator and was on the coaching staff for Canada at both the 1983 World Championships and the 1984 Olympics. Millar’s collegiate resume includes a six-year stay at the University of Texas, where he coached 96 NCAA All-Americans, two years at Tennessee and two years as the head coach at York University in Toronto.