(Neb)-CSC Track Coach Leaving For Colorado Mesa
Kaleb Center, Sports Information Director
CHADRON, Neb.-- Chadron State College head track and field coach Brad Gamble will leave his position, effective immediately, after accepting an equivalent post at Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, Colorado.
"We appreciate Brad's work here at Chadron State and wish him luck in his new position," said CSC Athletic Director Joel Smith.
The search for a new head track and field coach is already in progress, in an effort to maintain continuity for the school's nationally competitive program.
Gamble oversaw the program at CSC for three seasons, from 2014-2017, during which Eagle student-athletes earned seven of the school's nine individual NCAA titles, earned NCAA runner-up five times, and earned Chadron State's first-ever NCAA team trophy, in any sport, at the 2017 indoor national championships.
Under Gamble's tenure, the Eagles brought home 17 All-America honors for indoor competition, and 15 for outdoor track and field. The team also produced 11 individual RMAC Champions for indoor season, and 15 at the outdoor meets.
Out of 76 active school records, more than half (40) have been broken or tied over the course of three seasons.
His student-athletes also excelled in the classroom, earning six All-America accolades and 31 RMAC All-Academic First Team selections. Both CSC men's teams in 2016 and the women's indoor team in 2017 finished atop the conference for team grade point average, with the 2016-17 women's squads boasting the nation's fourth-highest team GPA.
"The decision to resign from Chadron State College as their Head Track and Field Coach was difficult, but it was an opportunity to take a job closer to home, for personal reasons," said Gamble.
"I would like to thank [former CSC head coach] Ryan Baily," he continued. "I would also like to thank President Dr. Rhine and Director of Athletics Joel Smith for their never ending support and patience with me, as I continued to grow as a coach. In addition, a thanks needs to go out to our sports information directors over my time, in Alex Helmbrecht, Kaleb Center, and Con Marshall. I have been very lucky to coach with Brian Medigovich, Marcus Vicars, John Ritzen. The success of this program was due to their commitment to our goal. Lastly, I would like to thank my athletes. They've been the most important part of my life the last seven years."
Head Cross Country Coach Brian Medigovich will assist in all track and field matters while the search for a new head coach is underway.
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