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 seven 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.

Each season Brickman has led the women’s team to top five finishes at the conference championships while the men’s team has been in the top five for five of the past seven seasons. In the 2017 the women’s team had three individuals earn All-Conference honors and one individual earn NAIA and NCCAA All-American honors.  The women had one individual qualify for the NAIA Indoor and Outdoor Championships and the men had three qualifiers for the outdoor national meet.  
 
Overall in the past seven years Brickman has had 12 individuals and eight relay teams qualify for the NAIA Indoor Championships and 22 individuals and five relays qualify for the outdoor national meet.  In addition seven athletes have earned NAIA All-American status and 38 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 Coach

Dan Lindbloom has been a part of the coaching staff for the past seven 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.


Samantha Hortsman


Graduate Assistant

Kasey Zaremba ’15 enters her third season as a graduate assistant. 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.