UTSA cross country coach appointed to Team USA staff for NACAC championships

With over 20 years of coaching experience, Scott Slade is an undeniable asset to UTSA’s track & field program.

A Buffalo, NY, native, Slade has been at UTSA for seven years as the associate track & field head coach. He has helped lead the Roadrunners to six straight Southland Conference titles.

Despite his impressive resume and numerous personal accomplishments, Slade’s main concerns are the program, the athletes and the promotion of UTSA as a desirable university.

Slade must be doing something right because in July of this year, he will be helping coach Team USA at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships in Mexico City.

Occuring just before the Olympics, the NACAC Championship is a preview of talented track & field athletes. It is a competition that Slade is proud to be involved with as part of the coaching staff.

“It’s not about me. I want to get UTSA’s name out there,” Slade said. Slade also mentioned head track and field coach, Aaron Fox, who was appointed to the United States International coaching staff two years ago.

“That’s two coaches in the last three years from UTSA. It’s a great recruiting tool–sports are such a visible side of any university,” Slade said. “I want to give recognition to UTSA’s track program.”

When asked what he thought about living in Texas, Slade said, “When a person thinks about Texas, it’s about the Longhorns and the Aggies. I want it to be about the Longhorns, the Aggies and the Roadrunners!”