Just three days after Bubba Thornton's announced retirement U.T. Athletics names Mario Sategna as the school's new track and field head coach.
He will direct both the men's and women's teams.
Sategna has spent the last 10 seasons as Thornton's assistant, serving most recently as Associate Head Coach.
He's one of the most respected field event coaches in the nation, in fact, he produced two national champions this year.
U.T. Athletics Director Deloss Dodds said this wasn't a quick decision and that they have known about combining the track programs for some time.