Terry Crawford, Terry Hull at the time, was a KTC pioneer. In the late
60s before womens sports took hold, Charlie Durham placed
an ad in the News Sentinel announcing that the Knoxville Track Club was
forming a womens team to train within Neyland Stadium. About 50
girls responded, ages 10 to 20, and Terry, age 17 out of Greeneville High
School, was in the first group.
Terry started as a 220/440 yard runner, progressed to the 880, and proudly
represented the Knoxville Track Club in many national competitions. Terry
represented KTC at the Millrose Games and Mason Dixon Games, and was a
three time All-American at UT winning AIA National Championships at 220
and 440 in 1969, and at 880 in 1970. She was a member of the 1971 World
University Games team and participated in the Pan-American Games that
same year. She was also a finalist in the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Trials.
In 1968 she was considered a favorite to make the two-person per event
team, but injured a hamstring a few weeks before the Trials.
Terry graduated from UT in 1971 and was the UT Womens track coach
from 1974 to 1984, coaching the Lady Vols to the outdoor track national
championship in 1981, the first national team title for any womens
sport at UT. Terry left Knoxville to become the womens track coach
at the University of Texas. She coached the Texas ladies to the 1986 NCAA
Womens Cross-Country title in addition to NCAA national championship
teams in indoor track in 1986, 1988, and 1990. She coached the Texas ladies
to NCAA outdoor track team titles in 1982 and 1986. Crawfords 1986
Texas team is the only womens team in NCAA Division I history to
win the triple crown of cross-country, indoor and outdoor track in the
Terry was inducted into the Lady Vols Hall of Fame in 2002 for outstanding
accomplishments in the sports of track & field and cross-country.
Former UT coaches Chuck Rohe and Stan Huntsman both agree that Terry did
more for womens track and field/cross-country in Tennessee than
any other person.
In 1988 Terry was named head coach of the USA Womens Olympic team.
In addition to 1988 Olympic Coach, Terry has served in an international
coaching position at the World University Games, the Pan-American Games,
and the World Championships. She has served as the President of the Womens
College Cross-Country Association and President of the United States Track
Coaches Association, serving all Division I schools. She currently sits
on the board of directors for the governing board of the U.S. Olympic
Terry is currently in her 16th season at Cal Poly as Director of Track