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

Director of XC/TF: Roy Benson, Florida

Volunteer Assistant — XC/Distance: Tavyn Lovitt, Georgia Tech

NCAA Division III

Director of XC/TF: Denver Davis, Bridgewater

Head Coach: Brandon Spalding, Washington & Lee

Head Coach: Ian Hankins, Catholic University

Assistant Coach — Sprints: Gene Galloway, Roanoke

Assistant Coach — Throws: Jeremy Heizer, Eastern Mennonite University


Director of XC/TF: Jason Lewkowicz, Montreat College

Assistant Head XC/TF Coach: Kevin O’Grattan, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Assistant Coach — Sprints and Jumps: Britten Olinger, Montreat College

High School

Head Coach: Eric Heintz, Marist High School (GA)

Head Coach: Craig Rupe, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

Head Coach: Fred Kieser, Saint Joseph Academy


Professional Club: Laura & Mike Caldwell, GTC-Elite

Professional Club: Chris Catton, RunCCG

Personal Coach: Emma Abrahamson, Get After Fit Coaching

*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