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Tom Pagani set the school record in the hammer throw of 200
feet, 5 inches, in 1960, a record that still stands 50 years later.
He captured the NCAA Divisions I and II titles in the hammer throw
in 1961, the first of nine Mustangs to earn Division I titles. He
also placed third in the shotput at the Division II finals in
Pagani was a four-time National AAU All-Around champion (1957, 1958, 1959 and 1962), competed on the 1961 USA National Team, competed internationally in 1964 and competed in numerous national championships. Pagani also competed in the 1960 and 1964 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Pagani has coached track and field at numerous levels – as an assistant coach at Columbia, Cornell, Illinois, Indiana, Stanford and Fresno Pacific, as a head coach of the women's track and field team at Fresno State from 1983-99 and as head or assistant coach for several national track and field teams.
Pagani also served as an assistant women's coach for the United States in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul Korea.
He has produced numerous instructional videos, has lectured at clinics throughout the country and also has written a book, "Javelin Throw with Tom Pagani."