Jud BrookerHead Coach
Office Phone: 803-807-5250
Judson “Jud” Brooker came to Columbia International University from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio where he served as the assistant cross country coach from 2009-2011.
CIU enters into their second season of cross country and looks to grow from a strong first year. The men's cross country team accomplished NCCAA Scholar Team Award for having over a 3.0 average team GPA. Coach Brooker lead the Rams to a 34th place finish at NCCAA Championships in their first year.
Brooker was a track and cross country standout as a student at Cedarville University where he majored in Physical Education. Brooker was a two-year captain of the track and cross country team, a National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Champion and multiple times All-American, an American Mideastern Conference Champion in Track as well as First Team performer in cross country and track, and qualified nine times for the NAIA championships in cross country and track earning All-American honors in 2008.Brooker still competes at a high level locally winning the Palmetto Half Marathon in 2012 and the Governors Cup 8k the past two years.
Joe DannellyAssistant Coach
Joe Dannelly started running during his last semester at the University of South Carolina, where he majored in visual communication with a minor in graphic design. During his career as a graphic design artist at Brains on Fire in Greenville, SC, Joe started training for his first triathlon. Since 2007, Joe has competed in countless running, cycling, and triathlon events, earning individual awards for top finishes in his age group. He is currently working toward his Master’s of Divinity in Biblical Exposition at CIU.