Ed McAllister
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Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 8th 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 2011-12 Men's Track & Field Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Brian AhoFRHurdles  Cokato, Minn.Dassel-Cokato
Mark CataniaFRMid Dist  Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
Brian CorcoranSODistance  Chicago, Ill.Brother Rice
Kyle CounterFRDistance  New Lenox, Ill.Lincoln-Way Central
Brandon GentryFRSprints  Park Forest, Ill.Rich East
Daniel HastySRMid Dist  Oak Lawn, Ill.Brother Rice
Matt HerrmannSRMid Dist  Oak Lawn, Ill.University of Iowa/Brother Rice
Tyler HoegFRSprints  Channahon, Ill.Concordia (Minn.)/Minooka
Brandon HummerSRMid Dist  Willowbrook, Ill.Hinsdale South
Michael JohnsonSRThrows  Harvey, Ill.Thornton
Shane KenneySOMid Dist  Porter, Ind.Chesterton
Matt KrakowskiFRMid Dist  Alsip, Ill.Marist
Ricky OlmedoJRMid Dist  Blue Island, Ill.Calumet College (Ind.)/Eisenhower
Nick PesekSOSprints  Oak Lawn, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
Andy PetersSRJavelin  Yellow Springs, OhioYellow Springs
Matt RychelSRDistance  Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Chris SarnaSODistance  Palos Park, Ill.Stagg
John ScancatoFRSprints  Manhattan, Ill.Lincoln-Way Central
Chris ShellenbergerSODistance  Crown Point, Ind.Crown Point
Ed McAllister Image
Head Coach
8th season