Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Bob Brickman
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Bob Brickman '03 has been the head coach of the men’s and women’s track programs for the past eight seasons.  He has however been involved in the program since its inception in 2000, first as a student-athlete and then as an assistant coach for seven years.  Over the years he has developed a program that is competitive at the team level and has produced individual national level competitors.

Brickman has led the women’s team to a top five finish at the conference championships for seven seasons. The men’s team has been in the top five for five of the past eight seasons.  In 2018 the women’s team had two individuals earn All-Conference honors in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.  They also had two runners receive NCCAA All-American honors. The women had one individual qualifier for the NAIA Indoor and Outdoor Championships and the men’s team had one indoor qualifier.

Overall in the past eight years Brickman has had 14 individuals and eight relay teams qualify for the NAIA Indoor Championships and 24 individuals and five relays qualify for the outdoor national meet.  In addition seven athletes have earned NAIA All-American status and 40 performers have been named NCCAA All-American.

As a student-athlete, Brickman was a four-year track distance runner for the Trolls. He served as a team captain and participated in the NCCAA national meets.  He earned his bachelor's degree in business at Trinity in 2003.

In addition to his track head coaching duties, Brickman is also the head coach of the cross country programs at Trinity. He has served as the NCCAA national chair for cross country. He is also employed by the security department of the College. He resides with his wife Katie, daughter Autumn, and son Bobby in Oak Forest, Illinois.

 

Assistant Coaches

Dan Lindbloom has been a part of the coaching staff for the past eight years. He works primarily with the sprinters and jumpers, but he also has experience with distance events and is a member of the cross country coaching staff.

Lindbloom was a four-year cross country and track standout at Huntington University in 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 once at the NAIA indoor championships and in seventh place twice at the NAIA outdoor championships.  He also ran on school record setting 4 x 800 and distance medley relay teams. In cross country 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.


Jason Nagelkirk