Coach Stroud begins his 18th year as the University of the Cumberlands' Head Men and Women's Track and Cross Country Coach. He restarted a program that was dropped in 1982 and has returned it to national prominence. His men's teams have qualified 16 of the last 18 years for the nationals and women have qualified 8 times. Since University of the Cumberlands joined the Mid-South Conference the men have won 12 championships. The men's program has the 3rd winningest program at the NAIA National Championship.
A graduate of the University of the Cumberlands with a BS in Business, Coach Stroud later earned his Masters at Union College. As an athlete at Cumberland, he was named to the Outstanding College Athletes of America publication his sophomore, junior, and senior years in both cross country and track. While competing in the the NAIA National Cross Coutnry Championships, Coach Stroud helped lead the Cumberlands teams to high national rankings.
Coach Stroud and his wife, Geraldine, have two daugeters and reside in Williamsburg.
B.J. Temple is entering his 13th season as an assistant track coach at the University of the Cumberlands. Coach Temple has been a part of Cumberland's Track and Cross Country program since the fall of 1998. During his first year, he was a member of the third place cross country team at the NAIA National Championships. The following season he joined the coaching staff as a student assistant and moved into a full-time position in the spring of 2001.
As an assistant coach, he has worked with the men and women's cross country teams, sprints, hurdles, jumps and middle distance events during the indoor and outdoor track seasons. Coach Temple has proven to be successful as an assistant coach having coached his student-athletes to 73 All-American honors and 11 National Titles.
Numerous athletes have had record-breaking accomplishments under his guidance. In his term as a Patriot coach, his athletes have changed the record books drastically owning 18 indoor and 15 outdoor school records in various events, including 11 National Championships, five 4 x 800 meter relays (2 indoor, 3 outdoor) and six individual titles. One of his All-American athletes includes Anthony Kabara who ran a personal best of 1:45.29 for 800 meters, and, at the time, was the third fastest time in the world.
Coach Temple earned his B.S. degree in Movement & Leisure Studies from the Cumberlands and his Master's degree in Sport Science with an emphasis in Sport Coaching from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama. He is also USA Track and Field Level I and II certified in endurance.
Before his coaching career, Temple ran for Brevard College where he was an All-American. Temple hails from upstate New York and currently lives in Williamsburg, with his wife Jamey, son Jadon, daughter Chloe, and currently newborn son Declan.
Jimmy Bryant, a native of Cleveland, OK enters his first season as a graduate assistant coach.
Bryant arrived at Cumberlands in the fall of 2006 after graduating from Cleveland High School. At Cumberlands, Bryant participated in four seasons of cross-country and indoor and outdoor track where he participated in ten NAIA National Championship meets. He also received the honor of NAIA All-American three times as well as being an NAIA Academic All-American and receiving the NAIA Champion of Character Award.
Jimmy was graduated from University of the Cumberlands in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Coach Bryant will specialize and assist in coaching the middle distance runners.
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