As the University's head cross country coach over the past 18 years, Coach Stroud has been named the Mid South Regional Coach of the Year 9 of the last 11 years. While Coach Stroud oversees the entire track and field program, he specializes in coaching middle distance and distance runners where his athletes have earned over 80 All American honors in both cross country and track.
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 56 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 and son, Jadon.
Seth Darrell begins his second year as a graduate assistant cross country coach after a very successful four year career running for the University of the Cumberlands Cross Country Program.
Darrell was a three time all conference athlete and also served as captain of the team his junior and senior year. During his sophomore year, Seth helped lead his team a 14th place NAIA National finish.
Seth is a native of Monroe, Ohio.
Jordan Jeffers begins his first year as a graduate assistant track and field coach after a very successful four year career running for the University of the Cumberlands Track Program.
Jordan was graduated from Cumberlands in May of 2010 receiving his bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science and is continuing his education by pursuing his Master's degree in Physical Education.
After being an All State high school football player and a three time state track and field champion Jeffers was recruited by Cumberlands to compete in both sports on the collegiate level. Jordan was a dual athlete while attending UC and played football as well as being a sprinter for the track and field team.
Jeffers was a seven time NAIA All-American sprinter and was part of the 2005 4X100 team that finished in second place at the NAIA National Meet. He was also part of the 2007 National team and holds the Mid-South Conference 200m and 400m race records as well as several college stadium records at UC. Jordan was honored for his achievements in 2007 when he was earned the Kentucky Small School Athlete of the Year award in track and field.