Retired Western Carolina University coach Danny Williamson did not stay retired for long.
He is the new track coach at Cherokee.
Williamson and the Braves have sent out an e-mail to all WNC track coaches indicating that they would like to host as many as three “polar bear” indoor track meets before Christmas break (Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10). Polar bear meets are held outdoors in often frigid conditions, hence their name.
Willamson stepped down at WCU back in July. He was with the Catamounts cross country and track programs for three decades and led them to 32 combined Southern Conference championships.
The first day of practice for NCHSAA indoor track teams is Oct. 31.