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Talladega College Tornadoes
2017 Men's Cross Country Coaches
Trey Bruton
Head Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Southwestern College, KS

Coach Bruton enters his first season as the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach with the Talladega College Tornadoes. Coach Bruton spent last fall working as an adjunct professor and volunteer coach at MacMurray College in Illinois.

As an undergraduate Bruton attended fellow NAIA member Southwestern College in Winfield Kansas, where he ran all four years on the Builder Cross Country and Track & Field teams under NAIA Hall of Fame Coach Jim Helmer. Burton graduated Cum-Laude from Southwestern (2014) with a B.S. in Mathematics, and a Minor in Business Administration was a six-time NAIA National Qualifier and an Academic All-American. He holds a 1:11:58 half marathon PR, has qualified for the prestigious Boston Marathon twice and still competes competitively.

“I am excited and honored for the opportunity that AD Herod and the Talladega College Administration have provided me,” said Bruton. “Talladega has the opportunity to build something very special in the next few years. We are going to strive to win Gulf Coast Conference Championships each year all the while meeting the college and NAIA mission as well as doing what it takes to prepare our student-athletes for life beyond college. I firmly believe the addition of our Cross Country program to the conference will help provide some much-needed depth and help improve the conference standing on the national stage.”

Bruton began his coaching career as a Volunteer Coach for the Cross Country and Track & Field programs at NCAA Division I Western Illinois University (2016), while working toward and receiving his Master’s degree in Physics. He worked closely with the mid-distance and distance athletes during the Cross Country and Track & Field seasons as well as the pole vault and high jump athletes. In his time at Western the Leathernecks produced several NCAA West Region qualifiers, 1 NCAA Championship qualifier and a NCAA All-American in the Triple Jump