Lloyd C. Winter, better known as “Bud” was the USATF (then called TAC) Hall of Fame Track Coach. He was regarded as one of the greatest sprint coaches in the world. Over a 39-year coaching career (1941–1970) at the then San Jose State College, he produced 102 All-Americans, 27 who went on to become Olympians. Included in the list of successes were Olympic Gold Medalists Lee Evans, Tommie Smith and Ronnie Ray Smith. All the aforementioned also became World Record Holders, Evans’ 1968 record in the 400 meters lasted almost 20 years—the first man to break 44 seconds, Smith’s World Record in the 200 meters lasted over a decade—the first man to officially break 20 seconds. Winter also coached John Carlos, who can also lay claim to being the first man to break 20 seconds in the 200 meters (though his record was disallowed because of the “brush” type of spikes he used) and Christos Papanikolaou of Greece, who was the first man to clear 18 feet in the pole vault. As a team, San Jose State won the 1969 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Div I Track Championships, his teams placed in the top 10, fourteen times. Winters served as an assistant coach for the 1960 Olympic team in Tokyo.
Lloyd (Bud) Winter coached at San Jose State University from 1944 – 1974 and was responsible for the legendary “Speed City” in the mid 1960′s.
In total, he produced 1 NCAA Championship, 49 NCAA records, and 27 Olympians including including Tommie Smith, Lee Evans, and John Carlos, just to name a few. He also coached Greece’s Chris Papanicolaou, the first man to pole vault 18 feet.