Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Jud Brooker

Jud Brooker

  Fitness and Recreation Director
  Alma Mater: Cedarville University 2009
  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.

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.

Coach Brooker still actively competes in regional road races throughout the South. Most recently, he won the Palmetto Half Marathon over a field of 1000 runners in Columbia, SC.

Brooker has also served as recreation director at Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania, and as an elementary physical education teacher in Chico, Calif.