UAA’s Freiss runs away with coach of the year honors

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — To no one's surprise, UAA’s Michael Friess has been named the 2018 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s & Women’s Cross-Country Coach of the Year.

Over his 28 year career at UAA, this is his 49th time winning the honor between cross-country and track seasons.

Both UAA Men's and Women's teams won GNAC conference titles in cross-country running, plus a west title for the Women.

Earlier this year, Friess was inducted into the Linfield College Hall of Fame where he ran in college.