Ed McAllister
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Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 9th Season

McAllister enters his seventh season as head coach of the Saint Xavier University men's cross country and track teams.  In 2008, SXU finished fourth overall at the conference cross country meet and sent two of its track student-athletes, plus a distance-medley relay (DMR) team to the NAIA Track & Field Championships.  In 2005, McAllister was named both the CCAC and NAIA Region VII Coach of the Year as his Cougars captured conference and region cross country titles in only their second season of competition.  SXU garnered third-place honors in both the CCAC and NAIA Region VII in 2006 and 2007.

McAllister brings a wide variety of track/cross country experiences to Saint Xavier University having coached at all levels from high school to NCAA Division I.  Known as "Coach Mac" to his runners, he has coached at the collegiate level at Chicago State University (1978-79) and West Texas State University (1979-1982), where he was named Missouri Valley Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1979.  McAllister has also coached at the high school level locally at Mendel Catholic, Leo, Brother Rice and Joliet Township.

McAllister graduated from DePaul University in Chicago in 1970. He currently resides in Manhattan, Illinois.

Roster for 2012-13 Men's Track & Field Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Mark CataniaSOMid Dist  Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
Brian CorcoranJRDistance  Chicago, Ill.Brother Rice
Kyle CounterSODistance  New Lenox, Ill.Lincoln-Way Central
Brandon GentrySOSprints  Park Forest, Ill.Rich East
Eric HancockFRMid Dist  Mishawaka, Ind.Mishawaka
Tyler HoegSOSprints  Channahon, Ill.Concordia (Minn.)/Minooka
Shane KenneyJRMid Dist  Porter, Ind.Chesterton
Matt KrakowskiSOMid Dist  Alsip, Ill.Marist
Cole MidgettSOSprints  Lowell, Ind.Lowell
Ricky OlmedoSRMid Dist  Blue Island, Ill.Calumet College (Ind.)/Eisenhower
Nick PesekJRSprints  Oak Lawn, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
Chris SarnaJRDistance  Palos Park, Ill.Stagg
Chris ShellenbergerJRDistance  Crown Point, Ind.Crown Point
Dan SpencerSOSprints/Hurdler  Frankfort, Ill. Lincoln-Way East
John StancatoSOSprints  Manhattan, Ill.Lincoln-Way Central
Ben TracyFRSprints  Colfax, Ill.Ridgewood
Ed McAllister Image
Head Coach
9th season
Associate Head Coach
1st season
Recruiting Assistant
1st season
Recruiting Assistant
2nd season
Assistant Coach
2nd season