Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track Coach (distance and mid distance)-Bernie Dugan
Originally from Windsor, England attended and graduated from the University of Kentucky. While attending UK, she became the first ever female champion in any sport by winning the NCAA Indoor 2 mile championship. Five time All-American in Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor track. Competed internationally for England and qualified for the finals of the British Olympic trials. Inducted into the 2016 University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame and SEC Legends class of 2017. Coached in University as an Assistant Coach for middle distance and distance from 1992 until 2000 at Marshall University, Furman University and Transylvania University, University of Kentucky and Eastern Ky.
This is Bernie’s 5th season coaching cross county (3 years as Assistant and two as Head coach).
Bernie’s true passion is to coach, mentor and to encourage others to reach their goals. As a former runner, I would like to coach others to experience the confidence and self-belief that running instilled within me. It is also my goal to not only coach an athlete, but help them with the relevant skills that will help them be champions not only in the sporting arena, but in life.