|Position:||Assistant Coach/Men's & Women's Middle Distance and Distance|
Brian Chenoweth was hired as the assistant track & field and cross country coach at the beginning of the 2014-15 season.
Chenoweth comes to Columbia fresh off of a stint at Iona College in the same position. While at Iona from 2010-14, Chenoweth assisted in coaching the four-time men’s and four-time women’s MAAC Championship teams in cross country. In 2012, Iona was the Northeast Regional Champions in cross country, while also being ranked second in the nation by the USTFCCCA.
In 2014, Chenoweth helped train seven men’s events and three women’s events that qualifyed to the NCAA East Prelims on the track & field side. Overall, Chenoweth has helped coach 20 combined men’s and women’s All-American awards in cross country and track. Also at Iona, Chenoweth is taking classes to earn his Masters in Business Administration.
Along with his experience at Iona, Chenoweth has served as a volunteer at the USATF National Meet, hosted at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. No stranger to Iowa, Chenoweth began his coaching career at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa as a volunteer assistant.
A native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Chenoweth earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from nearby Wartburg College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a standout on the oval. He was a five-time NCAA Division III All-American in cross country and track for the Knights. Chenoweth also earned three All-Region selections in cross country and was a nine-time IIAC champion in both cross country and track.