SAINT LEO, Fla. – Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach Melissa Miller-Mangen has selected Kent Reiber as the team's newest assistant coach, it was announced recently.
A four-year student-athlete at Marietta College, Reiber comes to the Lions after one year as the volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater.
During his coaching stint, Reiber assisted the team's first-ever male runner to the Division III National Meet, as well as multiple male and female Academic All-Region awards.
In addition, Reiber also spent time as the Avon Lake High School (Avon, OH) volunteer assistant in 2006.
While at Marietta College, Reiber found himself on the Dean's List on multiple occasions before graduating with a Bachelors' Degree in Health Science and a minor in Coaching.
In addition, the Ohio native is USATF (United States of America Track & Field) Level II Endurance Certified.
At Saint Leo, his primary responsibilities will include the daily coaching of the student-athletes, recruiting, and travel accommodations.
On the hiring, Miller-Mangen stated, "Kent is a sponge for the field of coaching and distance running. He has been instrumental in bringing a technical background to the program with video analysis and monitoring of GPS data -all of which have been valuable tools to improving our performances. In addition, I have been impressed with Kent's enthusiasm on the race course. He adds strong vocal encouragement to the athletes during the critical moments of a race. Overall Kent is a great fit and has a lot to offer the student-athletes."
Reiber will begin his duties immediately.