Jon McDonnell (1996)
As a student-athlete at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, he was a 6-time All-American. He was the AAU 3000 meter champion in 1966-67, and won the mile run at the 1966 British Selection Games.
He made his mark on Arkansas as a coach. His Razorback track teams have won 4 National Triple Crowns, 12 Conference Triple Crowns, 25 Conference titles, 41 conference championships, 12 NCAA indoor titles, 8 national cross country titles and 22 conference cross country championships. Every University of Arkansas indoor and outdoor track record is held by one of his recruits. No other coach in Division I men's collegiate athletics has won more national championships.
John McDonnell has been named National Coach of the Year 16 times, Conference Coach of the Year 22 times, and NCAA Division VI Coach of the Year 40 times.