North Central College - Naperville, IL

Carius inducted to Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame

Al Carius, head men’s cross country & associate head men’s track and field coach
Al Carius, North Central College head men’s cross country and associate head men’s track and field coach, was inducted to Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame.

Al Carius, North Central College head men’s cross country and associate head men’s track and field coach, was inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame on April 1, according to the Peoria Journal Star.  

A Morton, Ill., native, Carius has coached North Central College to 14 Division III national cross country titles, including the most recent in 2011, and six outdoor and three indoor national track and field titles in his 46 years at the College.

Cardinals Presented Program of the Year

United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association presented the award for the 2009-10 academic year

Jan. 7, 2011-- The Al Carius Program of the Year Award returned home on Friday evening as United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Chief Executive Officer Sam Seemes presented North Central College with the award for the 2009-2010 academic year during the 27th Annual Alumni Track & Field Meet at the Al B. Carius Track.

Carius and Thorne named coaches of the year

Head cross country coach Al Carius was named Midwest Coach of the Year and head football coach John Thorne was honored as CCIW Football Coach of the Year.

Sustaining Excellence: Athletics

North Central College’s commitment to student-athletes has helped to build an athletic program that ranks among the best of NCAA Division III schools. Cardinal teams have won more national championships than all other College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin schools combined.

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