2008 Women's Cross Country Coaches
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Edwin Hagans
Head Coach
 

Coach Edwin Hagans begins hisfourth season in 2008-09 as cross country and track & field coach at Lindsey Wilson College.

In his first three seasons as cross country coach, Hagans has turned the Blue Raiders into one of the top programs in the Mid-South Conference. The women's team captured each of the last two Mid-South Conference championships in 2006 and 2007 and the men's team won the program's first MSC championship in 2007.

Hagans owns four MSC Coach of the Year awards in his short tenure. He was named MSC Women's Cross Country Co-Coach of the Year in 2005 and was named men's and women's MSC Coach of the Year in 2006, Last season, he was selected MSC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year voted on by his peers.

Under Hagans' direction, nine men and eight women harriers earned all-conference honors. Hagans has also coached one NAIA All-American.

In addition to his cross country coaching duties, Hagans leads the indoor and outdoor track and field teams during the spring season.

The Blue Raiders have scored in each of the three seasons at the NAIA Track & Field National Championships. The Lindsey Wilson men's track & field team finished a team-best 20th in the 2006 outdoor national championships.

Hagans has been named MSC Coach of the Year in women's track & field twice and men's track & field once. He has coached 16 all-conference selections, including a player of the year and nine NAIA All-Americans.

Prior to Lindsey Wilson, Hagans served as an assistant coach in track and field at Berea (Ky.) College. While an assistant coach at Berea, Hagans coached six track and field national championship participants. Two became All-Americans, one was a two-time national champion, and one was an All-American in two events.

Prior to his coaching career, Hagans was a four-year letter winner in track as an undergraduate. He earned All-American honors in the 400-meter hurdles in 1995 and was selected Most Valuable Track and Field Athlete at Berea College in three of his four seasons.

Aside from his coaching, Hagans served as a professor of fitness and wellness at Eastern Kentucky University while earning his Masters of Science in sports administration. Hagans was also a personal trainer in Orlando, Florida.

Hagans and his wife, Mandy, reside in Columbia and have one son, Adin.
   
Education

College: Berea College, 1995, Bachelor of Art, Studio
Eastern Kentucky University, 2003, Masters of Science in Sports Administration
 
Collegiate Coaching Career

1995-2005: Asst. Coach (Berea College)

 
Lindsey Wilson College (Men's Cross Country)

Year

Conference Finish

Region Finish

NAIA Finish

2005

2nd

2nd

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2006

3rd

4th

--

2007

1st

2nd

--

 
Lindsey Wilson College (Women's Cross Country)

Year

Conference Finish

Region Finish

NAIA Finish

2005

3rd

4th

--

2006

1st

2nd

--

2007

1st

2nd

--

 
Lindsey Wilson College (Men's Track & Field)

Year

Conference Finish

NAIA Indoor Finish

NAIA Outdoor Finish

2006

2nd

26th

20th

2007

2nd

--

23rd

2008

3rd

--

--

 
Lindsey Wilson College (Women's Track & Field)

Year

Conference Finish

NAIA Indoor Finish

NAIA Outdoor Finish

2006

2nd

23rd

--

2007

2nd

23rd

47th

2008

3rd

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57th


 
Contact Information

Office: Athletic House
Phone: 270-384-8175
Fax: 270-384-8078
Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728
E-Mail: haganse@lindsey.edu
 
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Rick Clendaniel
Assistant Coach
 
Rick Clendaniel is a 2005 graduate of Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. He achieved a B.S. in Sports Administration with a Minor in Coaching while attending Lock Haven. After graduation, Clendaniel coached four years for the Jersey Shore Area School District and one year at Central Mountain High School.
 
While at Jersey Shore, Clendaniel guided the girls cross country team to an undefeated season, eight combined invitational victories and 13 first team all conference selections.
 
In his only year at Central Mountain High School, Clendaniel guided the boys and girls track teams to 17 school records. He also led the boys and girls 4X800 meter relay teams to their first District VI AAA title in school history.
 
This past April, Clendaniel competed in the Boston Marathon, placing 91st overall with a time of 2:35:28. Rick also has his USATF Level I Certification.
 
Clendaniel was born and raised in Warminster, PA.
   
Contact Information

Office: Athletic House
Phone: 270-384-8175
Fax: 270-384-8078
Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728
E-Mail: clendanielr@lindsey.edu
 
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