Bob Brickman '03 has been the head coach of the men's and women's cross country teams for the past 12 seasons and was an assistant coach in the program for one year prior to that. For the past five years he has led the team to top five finishes at the CCAC Championships, including fourth place for both the women’s and men’s programs in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
In 2015 Brickman had three individual qualifiers for the NAIA National Championships and in 2014 he had four individuals, the most for the program, qualify. Overall in his career he has had 23 individual national qualifiers. He has also coached a NAIA All-American runner for the past four seasons and in 2013 had a NCCAA national individual champion. In addition Brickman’s teams have earned scholar team awards for the past seven seasons.
Brickman earned his bachelor's degree in business at Trinity. As a student-athlete he was a four-year runner in cross country and track and field, served as a team captain, and participated in NCCAA national meets for each sport.
Along with coaching the cross country teams, Brickman is the head coach of the track and field program. He served as the NCCAA national sport chair for cross country for five years. In addition he is employed by the security department of the College. He resides with his wife Katie, daughter Autumn, and son Bobby in Oak Forest, Illinois.
Joey Lerner ’10 has been with the coaching staff for the past six seasons. He was a four-year member of the cross country and track teams at Trinity. As a senior he posted his best career time in the 8K with a 30:00 at a meet at Illinois State University. In track he was a middle distance runner and holds a school records in the distance medley relay. He earned NCCAA all-American honors for the indoor season and was also a scholar-athlete.
Lerner graduated from Trinity in 2010 with a mathematics education major. He teaches at a local high school and resides in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Dan Lindbloom, who is a member of the track and field coaching staff, officially joined the cross country staff last season. As a college athlete, he was a four-year cross country and track standout at Huntington University (Indiana). On the track he was a three-time conference champion and school record holder in the steeple chase. In that event he also finished in seventh place at the NAIA indoor championships once and in seventh place at the NAIA outdoor championships twice. He also ran on school record setting 4 x 800 and distance medley relay teams. As a cross country runner, Lindbloom earned all-conference honors three times and was a member of a team that placed tenth at the 2008 NAIA national championships.
Lindbloom graduated from Huntington University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He is employed as a personal trainer at Life Time Fitness.
Kasey Zaremba '15 enters her second season as an assistant coach. She made the transition from student-athlete to the coaching staff after participating on the cross country and track and field teams at Trinity for four seasons. On the cross country team she ran a person best of 19:20 and ranks sixth in Trinity’s records book. On the track team she ran middle distances and participated in the 4 x 800 meter relay at the 2015 NAIA outdoor national championships and at the 2014 NAIA indoor national championships. She holds a school record in the indoor 4 x 800 meter relay. She also ranks in the top ten in the 3000 meter and 5000 meter in the indoor records and in the 1500 meter, 3000 meter, 5000 meter, and 4 x 800 meter relay in the outdoor records.
As a student-athlete Zaremba earned NAIA, NCCAA, and CCAC Scholar-Athlete honors. She graduated from Trinity in 2015 with a double major of sport and exercise studies and psychology. She is pursuing her master’s degree in psychology. Kasey is from Frankfort, Illinois.