Dick Booth (2001)
A native of Ottawa, Kansas, Booth was a standout quarter mile at Ottawa University.
He began his coaching career at Willington High School in Kansas, moved to Fort Scott, Kansas and Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He gained a reputation as one of the premier prep field event coaches in the country.
He came to Arkansas in 1977 to take over the field events. Booth has coached 42 national champions, 115 All-Americans and 10 Olympians.
Some of the national champions he has coached are Mike Conley, Erick Floreal, Brian Wellman, Jerome Roamain, Roy Doakes, Matt Hemingway, Melvin Lister, Kenny Evans and Lavar Miller.
Dick Booth was selected to be the jumping coach for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.