Ave Maria University
Alan Webb Is Inducted into the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame
On Sunday, July 31, 2022, AMU head coach, Alan Webb, was inducted into the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held at Nationals Park, prior to the Washington Nationals – St. Louis Cardinals game.
“It was an incredible experience to go onto the Washington Nationals field and receive this award alongside Mark Lerner, the owner of the team that won the World Series in 2019. I also thought it was awesome to have another South Lakes graduate, Christy Winters Scott, be inducted. DC Sports have come a long way since I was a high school athlete, and it’s an honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
– Alan Webb
Webb joined the coaching staff at Ave Maria University in May 2022. The Virginia native has gained national recognition as the fastest miler in American history, with a record of three minutes and 46.91 seconds. His illustrious career is accompanied by 1500-meter national championships, an impressive post at the University of Michigan, and a trip to Athens to represent the United States in the 2004 Summer Olympics. Webb’s record still holds today, making him not only the fastest American to ever run the mile, but the 16th fastest mile-runner in the world.
“The fact that his American record has stood for 15 years is a testimony to how remarkable his feat was. He’s an inspiration to our athletes. We are eager to see the impact he will have at AMU.”
– Joe Patterson, Vice President of Athletics and Head Football Coach
Webb will serve as the head coach of 3 AMU varsity sports for the 2022-2023 Academic Year: Swim and Dive, Track and Field, and Cross Country. Swim and Dive will celebrate their second season this year, while Track and Field will debut for the first time in University history.