Kenneth D. Steers

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One of Coach Steers’ high jumpers was the U.S. National High Jump Champion in 1940.  His cross-country team was the first cross-country team in Delaware.  His cross-country teams lost
only two meets in four years and those two losses were to College JV and College Freshman teams.  Steers coached two undefeated field hockey teams.  At the University of Delaware he coached
cross-country 1945-1965, compiling a record of 75-50-1 (60%) and produced four undefeated seasons.  His University of Delaware men’s basketball team in l945-46 had a record of seven wins and
nine losses.  His track teams finished third in Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships in 1955 and fourth in 1957.  He compiled a record of 44-33 in 15 seasons, the second highest win total
in school history where he compiled 12 winning seasons.  As of 1990 he was the all-time winningest sports coach in University of Delaware history …Ken Steers served as the President, Middle
Atlantic Collegiate Track & Field Association and President, Newark Recreation Association.  Dr. Steers contributed several articles to the American Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine and to
numerous safety journals.  He died in 1986.



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