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Brutus Hamilton
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Brutus Hamilton served as head coach of the University of California track & field team for 30 seasons and led the Golden Bears to 14 top-10 finishes at the NCAA championships. During his tenure, he mentored 59 individual conference champions, 13 national champions and seven Olympians.

Hamilton was an outstanding athlete at Missouri and won a silver medal in the decathlon at the 1920 Olympics. After four years as track & field coach at Kansas, he moved west and took over direction of the Cal program in 1933. Hamilton left the coaching profession after the attack on Pearl Harbor to serve in the Army Air Corps. He returned to Berkeley after the war, serving as both head track coach and director of athletics until his retirement in 1965.

Hamilton was an assistant U.S. coach at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics and head track & field coach for the 1952 Games in Helsinki. Among his many honors are induction into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame, the Missouri Athletic Hall of Fame and the USATF Hall of Fame.
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