Jud Logan Ashland Death, Jud Logan Tragically Passed Away age 62

January 4, 2022 By Teejay Ericson 0

Jud Logan Death, Cause Of Death – Jud Logan age 62 has passed away peacefully, he was a Eagle track and field head coach and four-time United States Olympian. Logan was in his 17th season as Ashland’s head men’s and women’s track and field coach, and his 28th year with the Eagle program as a whole, starting as an assistant coach. His men won three consecutive NCAA Division II national championships – 2019 indoors and outdoors, and 2021 indoors.

The two 2019 national titles came as Logan was battling B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. As a head coach, Logan’s Eagle teams earned 42 top-10 national placements, and his pupils won 59 individual national championships.

“Jud Logan personified our mission and vision at Ashland University,” said Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo. “We promise a transformative experience for students, and Jud delivered that every day in his interactions with student-athletes. His legacy at AU is extraordinary. Countless lives were touched for the better due to his unconquerable spirit and love for others.

“His passing is just shattering news for our campus and beyond, and our prayers are with the entire Logan family.”

Said Ashland Director of Athletics Al King, “Words can’t adequately capture what Jud Logan meant to this athletic department, university, city and the track and field community. He was a tower of strength physically and spiritually. He had a zest for living and greeted every day and every challenge with gusto. His teams reflected that attitude.

Logan also was the commencement speaker at the 2021 Ashland University spring graduation ceremony at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field.

Logan was a world-class hammer thrower, having competed on four United States Olympic teams – 1984, 1988, 1992 and 2000. He also competed in the Pan-American Games, the Goodwill Games and World Championships, and at one time, had the American record of 268-feet-8 in the hammer throw. Logan was the 1987 Pan Am Games men’s hammer throw champion in Indianapolis, Ind.

Logan was a 2002 inductee in the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame and a 2015 inductee into the National Throws Coaches Association (NTCA) Thrower’s Hall of Fame.
Logan was a 1982 Kent State graduate, and a graduate of North Canton Hoover High School.

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