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Documentary to debut

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Documentary to debut

FAYETTEVILLE – A documentary film highlighting the life and career of legendary Arkansas track and field coach John McDonnell will make its broadcast television debut on Wednesday night on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) at 6:30 p.m. CT.John McDonnell – The Greatest Coach Ever!, a 26-minute film developed by Emmy Award winning documentary producer Larry Foley and longtime Razorback video archivist Jim Borden was commissioned by the University of Arkansas Athletic Department to commemorate the unprecedented career of the most successful coach in Division I-A history.AETN will premier the documentary at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, during live studio pledging. The film will be shown again at 6:30 p.m. March 12, 11:30 p.m. March 18 and 4:30 a.m. March 21. The documentary will be shown on AETN-2 on March 19 at 10:30 p.m.The film features the story of McDonnell chronicling his time as a young boy in County Mayo, Ireland, his collegiate running career at Southwestern Louisiana and his prolific coaching career at Arkansas. McDonnell spent 36 years as the head coach of the Razorbacks’ men’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field programs. In McDonnell’s tenure, Arkansas won 40 national championships, including five national triple crowns, 84 conference championships and produced more than a dozen Olympians and 184 All-Americans.



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