Ed McAllister
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Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 7th Season
Alma Mater: DePaul University (Ill.)

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 2010 Men's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Brian CorcoranFR 5-8 Chicago, Ill.Brother Rice
Rich EberJR 6-0 Oak Lawn, Ill.Illinois St./Brother Rice
Dan HastyJR 5-8 Oak Lawn, Ill.St. Laurence
Matt HerrmannSO 6-3 Palos Heights, Ill.Brother Rice
Buck HillJR 5-10 Streator, Ill.Ottawa-Marquette
Brandon HummerJR 5-11 Willowbrook, Ill.Hinsdale South
Shane KenneyFR 5-10 Porter, Ind.Chesterton
Andy PetersJR 5-10 Yellow Springs, Ohio.Yellow Springs
Matt RychelJR 5-11 Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Chris SarnaFR 6-2 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
Chris ShellenbergerFR 6-1 Crown Point, Ind.Crown Point
Izak VelasquezFR 5-10 Cincinnati, OhioOak Hills
Roy WittySR 5-7 Mount Greenwood, Ill.Marist
Ed McAllister Image
Head Coach
7th season