Chris McCormickHead Coach
Alma Mater: East Central University '02, '04
Office Phone: 918-343-7689
Chris McCormick was named head coach men’s and women’s cross country coach in April of 2010 to lead RSU in its inaugural season of cross country competition.
In his first year, McCormick helped lead the Hillcats to a Sooner Athletic Conference sixth place finish in men’s and a seventh place finish in women’s during the 2010 season. The rookie head coach had one runner, Caleb Clark, qualify and compete in the National Championships. Clark placed 103rd of 326 runners with a time of 26:37 in the 8K race.
“We’re excited to add men’s and women’s cross country to the slate of Hillcat athletic programs,” said then RSU Athletic Director Wren Baker. “We’ve hired a good young coach in Chris McCormick and we believe these teams will be a great addition to our growing department.”
Before joining the Hillcats, McCormick served as the assistant men’s and women’s cross country coach at East Central University. He helped the Tigers to a second place finish in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference in 2003. McCormick coached four all-conference runners and one All-American at ECU. He spent the past five years working for Farmers Insurance before getting back into coaching.
McCormick earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education at ECU while a member of the track and field program. He twice competed in the NAIA Track & Field National Championships, placing 8th and 11th in the marathon.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the new cross country programs at RSU,” McCormick stated. “This school and its athletic programs have enjoyed incredible success over the last few years and I’m hopeful that the cross country teams will add to that success in the near future.”