World Record Setter Deon Minor Named Head Track and Field Coach
Fort Bend Christian Academy has named former Baylor track star and world record setter, Deon Minor, to be the head track and field coach.
“I am extremely excited about coaching at Fort Bend Christian Academy.” Minor said. “I’m so thankful for the opportunity to work once again with Christian athletes. I look forward to sharing my knowledge, expertise and experiences in track and field with the kids at FBCA.”
Deon represented the United States in 1992 as a member of the U.S. Junior National Outdoor Track and Field Team. He competed in Seoul, South Korea in the World Junior Track and Field Championships. There he won the 400 meter and anchored the winning 4x400 meter relay. He also represented the U.S. at the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in 1997 and 1999. Both years he was a member of the winning U.S. 4x400 meter relay team. In 1999, not only did they win the relay, they set a new 4x400 meter relay indoor World Record. Deon competed in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials. Deon has been inducted into the Baylor University Athletic Hall of Fame, Drake Relays Hall of Fame and the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
As a member of the Baylor Track & Field Team, Deon participated in indoor and outdoor track and field. Deon won 4 NCAA Championships, two-indoor 400 meters championships and two 4x400 relay championships. He received 14 All-American honors and 9 All-Southwest Conference honors.
Deon was born in Paris, Texas, and he attended Paris High School where he won the Texas high school boys Division 5-A 400 meter championship as a junior and senior. His senior year, he broke the 400 meter boy’s state record at the UIL State Track & Field meet in Austin, Texas with a time of 45.65 seconds.
“God has truly blessed me in the sport of track and field, and it’s just right for me to sow into the lives of others and give back,” said Minor. “My main goal as a coach is to develop the complete athlete (physically, mentally, athletically and spiritually) and help build a winning track and field program here at FBCA.”
Deon graduated from Baylor University in May of 1996. He received his BA degree in Communications and a minor in Sociology. Deon resides in Missouri City, Texas with his wife Claudia and two children, Bradley and Bayleigh Minor.