Bob Brickman '03 became the head coach of the men’s and women’s track programs in 2010-11. He has 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 the program to a competitive team level and has helped produce national level competitors.
In the 2011 season Brickman had nine indoor and eight outdoor season NCCAA All-Americans. He also had two distance runners qualify for the NAIA outdoor championships as well as a women’s and a men’s relay team in each the indoor and outdoor championships. He followed that in the 2012 season with eight indoor and five outdoor NCCAA All-Americans and for the first time in Trinity’s history a NAIA All-American. Also in 2012 three individuals qualified for the indoor and four for the outdoor NAIA Championships along with one women’s and men’s relay team in each of those championships. He also had three runners compete in the 2012 NAIA marathon.
In addition the 2011 teams set 25 new school records during the indoor and outdoor seasons and the 2012 teams bested that with 34 new marks.
Brickman was a four-year track runner for the Trolls, competing in distance events. 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.
Brickman is the head coach of the cross country programs at Trinity. He serves as the NCCAA National Cross Country Chair. He is also employed by the security department of the College. He resides with his wife Katie and daughter Autumn in Oak Forest, Illinois.
Tyler Kallemeyn made the transition from student-athlete to coaching personnel in the 2010-11 season and is the throwing coach for the women's and men's teams. On Trinity’s track and field team he was a three-year thrower, specializing in the javelin. He holds the school record in the javelin at 194-01 and qualified for the 2009 and 2010 NAIA National Championships in that event. He ranks second in the indoor weight throw and fifth in discus in Trinity’s records book.
Kallemeyn graduated from Trinity in 2010 with a business management major. He is the accounting assistant in the business office at the College. He and his wife Tiffany reside in Munster, Indiana.
Dan Lindbloom joined the coaching staff in the 2010-11 season. 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 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.
Diana Brickman ’05, the sister of head coach Bob Brickman, is in her second season of assisting the track and field teams, but has been an assistant to the cross country programs for the past five years. Brickman was a four-year student-athlete at Trinity, competing in both cross country and track. As a cross country runner she posted a best time of 19:41.31 in the 5K and ranks fifth in the Trinity records book. She competed in the NCCAA National Meet four times and also qualified for the NAIA National Championships in her senior year.
Brickman graduated from Trinity in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is employed at an educational alternative school. She resides in Oak Forest, Illinois.