SOUTHERN UTAH CROSS COUNTRY COACHING STAFF


 
 
ERIC HOULE
HEAD COACH
Houle  

Eric Houle continues in his 23rd year to lead a nationally competitive program at Southern Utah University. When Coach Houle originally came to this small Division 1 program set in a beautiful town of 30,000, no SUU cross country or track and field team had ever won a conference title. Now, 38 conference titles later, the program is one of the best in the country, achieving success that is normally reserved for schools of size, resources, and history. What’s more, Houle’s expertise extends beyond the conference level. His athletes compete at the regional, national, and international levels on a regular basis gaining experience in countries such as Canada, Russia, Great Britain, and Hungary. 

 

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PAUL LIMPF   SHAYE SPRINGALL
ASSISTANT COACH   DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Limpf

 

Paul Limpf was named the assistant distance coach in July of 2014, joining the Southern Utah cross country and track and field family from Eastern Washington. He is entering his third full year with the program. Limpf has been an integral part of Southern Utah’s recruiting efforts since joining the program, and assisted in leading the Thunderbirds to their first Big Sky Conference Championship title since joining the conference.

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  Shaye

 

Shaye Springall was hired as the Director of Operations for the Thunderbird track and field and cross country teams in August of 2016.  She is also in charge of nutrition for all four teams, as well as athlete recovery. As the director of operations Springall is in charge of coordinating the team's travel schedule, tracking academics and communicating with the athletes and coaches. She will also help the student-athletes stay on track when it comes to nutrition and recovering. 

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BRYSON LESTER   NATE STONE
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR   ATHLETIC TRAINER
Lester

 

Bryson Lester started working for the Department of Athletics in the Fall of 2015 and is the primary contact for the cross country, track & field and gymnastics teams at Southern Utah University. 

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  Nigel

 

 Nate Stone is the Athletic Trainer for both the SUU cross country and track & field teams. 
MEGAN FAWSON
  MARCUS ROMERO
Academic Affairs Coordinator   Strength and Conditioning 
Fawson

 

Megan Fawson first joined the Thunderbird staff as an administrative assistant where she was instrumental in handling the administrative duties in the athletics department. Specifically, Fawson handled the reorganization and implementation of the new student-athlete insurance program. Fawson accepted the role of Academic Affairs Coordinator in October of 2015 and has played a vital role in revamping the academic affairs in the SUU athletic department.

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  Marcus

 

 Marcus Romero was named the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning by Director Jeff Butler in March of 2015. Romero previously served as an Assistant Strength Coach where his responsibilities were soccer, track and field and cross country. Romero has a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a Master's Degree in Sports Conditioning and Performance, from SUU. Romero is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. 

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