|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach|
Former All-American runner Harrison Toney has joined the Bridgewater cross country/track & field staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
Toney will be helping out the Eagles while pursuing his master's degree in kinesiology at JMU. He graduated from ODAC rival Roanoke in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in health and exercise science.
He earned 2015 All-American honors in cross country, one of two seasons where he qualified for the national XC meet. He also made the NCAA track & field championships once in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Toney was the 2015 ODAC Athlete of the Year in both cross country and track & field, and won six individual conference titles during his career. He set five school records in various events at Roanoke College including the distance medley relay, the 5,000 meter run indoor and outdoor, the 3,000 meter steeplechase, and the 3,000 meter run indoors.
He earned four All-South/Southeast Region awards and was a 16-time All-ODAC performer. He was also named the 2016 Roanoke College Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year.
Toney also works as a graduate teaching assistant in the JMU department of kinesiology, teching undergraduate level Kinesiology courses that focused on personal and physical wellness and assisting faculty members with research in PHETE and Kinesiology departments. He holds a USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification.