Coaching Profiles

Coach Spalding, the Head Men’s Cross Country Coach at Washington & Lee University, says that connecting with other coaches is the best way to develop your skills and find job opportunities.

Brandon“Talk to other coaches, even when you are an athlete,” he suggests. “Learn why they got into coaching, how they recruit and train.”

Below you will find short discussions with coaches in a wide range of positions. After reading through these, reach out to a coach that you know and ask them about their journey!


NCAA Division I

Volunteer Assistant — XC/Distance: Tavyn Lovitt

NCAA Division III

Director of XC/TF: Denver Davis

Head Coach: Brandon Spalding

Head Coach: Ian Hankins

Assistant Coach — Sprints: Gene Galloway

Assistant Coach — Throws: Jeremy Heizer


Director of XC/TF: Jason Lewkowicz

Assistant Head XC/TF Coach: Kevin O’Grattan

Assistant Coach — Sprints and Jumps: Britten Olinger

High School

Head Coach: Craig Rupe

Head Coach: Fred Kieser


Personal: Patrick Theut

*All coaching profiles are self-reported by coaches and have not been fact-checked. If you notice an inaccuracy, please email:


Coach Jason Lewkowicz of Montreat College presents his athlete with an All-American medal