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?????The University of Tulsa athletic director Judy MacLeod has announced the hiring of Steve Gulley as the new cross country coach as well as the track and field coach.

????Gulley comes to TU from Baylor University where he served as head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach. In 12 seasons as the head coach for cross country, he was named the Southwest Conference Coach of the Year, eight times, the District VI Coach of the Year once. He was the first coach in the SWC's history to win both the men's and women's cross country title in the same year. With six conference titles to his credit, Gulley has more conference crowns than any other coach in the history of Baylor sports.

?????As the assistant for the track and field squads, Gulley helped in the development of 29 female All-Americans and 50 male All-Americans. He coached 14 top-10 finishers at NCAA Championships for the men's side with two more top-10 finishers on the female side. He also assisted in the development of Michael Johnson.

?????A native of Muskogee, Gulley arrived at Balyor in 1985 as a graduate assistant. He graduated from Northeastern State in Tahlequah, Okla. in 1983 with a degree in education. He completed his master's degree from Baylor in 1985.

?????"This is a very exciting opportunity for me and my family," said Gulley. "Especially with the growing change at TU right now, this is an up and coming program. I am really excited for the opportunity to be closer to home. Growing up in Muskogee, I saw what a great place the University of Tulsa was, now I get the chance to work and coach there."