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 women's cross country team accomplished NCCAA Scholar Team Award for having over a 3.0 average team GPA. Coach Brooker also lead the Lady 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.
Ashley DannellyAssistant Coach
Ashley Dannelly ran cross country and played volleyball during her undergraduate studies at North Greenville University where she majored in English with a minor in Print Media. While at North Greenville, Ashley also trained for and ran her first half marathon and full marathon. Ashley got her masters at Clemson University in English. While at Clemson she was also a member of the Clemson University Triathlon Club. Since 2009, Ashley has competed in several triathlons ranging in distance from sprint to half iron with multiple age group podium finishes.