Louisiana Tech Adds Karoly Varga as Volunteer Assistant Track Coach

April 15, 2011

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech head track and field coach Gary Stanley announced Friday that Karoly Varga has been added to the staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Varga will work with the middle distance and distance runners. Varga returns to the staff after having served as a volunteer assistant coach at LA Tech from 2005-06. Prior to his first stint at Louisiana Tech, Varga was an assistant distance coach at Cedar Creek High School in 2005. He worked as a volunteer coach with the distance runners at Western State College of Colorado in 2006 after leaving Louisiana Tech. 

In his native Hungary, Varga coached by Zsolt Benedek, the European road 10k record holder and the Hungarian national champion in the 1,500m, 5k and 10k. Varga first received national attention as a highschool standout 1500m runner (3:51). In 2002, Varga signed to compete for Louisiana Tech. During his athletic career at LA Tech, Varga was a three-time Western Athletic Conference finalist, placing second in the 1,500m at the 2004 WAC Championships. Varga was also a standout member of the Hungarian high school record holding 4x1,500m relay team. He was also a Top 10 team performer at the Junior European Cross Country Championships in 1999. 

Varga graduated with a bachelor's degree in business management in 2005 and added a bachelor's degree in accounting in 2006. After graduating, Varga has trained abroad for the past three years, highlighted by professionally running for FH Club located in Hafnarfjordun, Iceland.

For complete coverage of Tech Track and Field, please visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.




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