Zack Leggett
Zack Leggett
Title: Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach
Phone: (325) 671-2227
Email: [email protected]
Zack Leggett begins his second season as the head coach of the HSU track and field and cross country programs.

In his first campaign, he laid a foundation to build the program's numbers in quality and in depth. He expects more than 60 athletes for the 2017-18 season, which would be the most in school history.

Hasanai Chanriang won the ASC meet and advanced to the NCAA Championship in the 400 hurdles. He set a new school record in the event. The school's 4x100 team also set the school mark.

On the women's side, Sydney Tencate had a stellar season campaign in track and cross country and was named the ASC Top track athlete. She won the distance triple in the 10K, 5K and 1,500. Myra Carrion set school pole vault records both indoor and outdoor. 

Leggett came to HSU from crosstown McMurry, where he served as the head cross country coach and as an assistant to the track and field program. Prior to that, he was the head cross country and track coach at Clarendon College. He had been an assistant coach at McMurry prior to his time at Clarendon.

Leggett earned his bachelor's degree in business from Texas Tech University in 2008 and he earned his master's degree in kinesiology, sports and recreation management from Hardin-Simmons in 2012.

He holds a USA Track and Field Level 1 coaching certification and is a US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Endurance Specialist and also a Sprint, Hurdles and Jumps Specialist. He is also a certified personal trainer by the National Association of Sports Medicine.

Leggett lives in Abilene with his wife Andrea and his two children Jackson and Laura.