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Lloyd (Bud) Winter

Inducted: 1985, coach

Born: June 8, 1909 - San Francisco, California
Deceased: December 6, 1985

During the late 1960s, San Jose, Calif., had the nickname "Speed City" and Lloyd "Bud" Winter certainly was a major factor in that fame. One of the greatest sprint coaches in the world, Winter tutored some of the fastest athletes in track and field history, including fellow Hall of Famers Harold Davis, Lee Evans and Tommie Smith. Over a 35-year coaching career, he produced 102 All-Americans at San Jose State University and 27 of them became Olympians. Winter himself served as an assistant Olympic coach in 1960. His coaching skills were by no means limited to sprinting. One of his prize pupils was Greece's Chris Papanicolaou, the first man to pole vault 18 feet. Winter organized the first international coaches' clinic in 1956 and he also authored several coaching manuals, including "So You Want to be a Sprinter," one of the leading works on the subject.


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