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 cross country teams for the past 13 seasons and was an assistant coach in the program for one year prior to that. He has led the women’s team to nine and the men’s team to eight top five finishes at the CCAC Championships. The teams both took fourth place in 2013, 2014, and 2015. For the 2016 season the women’s team finished in fifth and the men were sixth.  

In 2016 Brickman had two individual qualifiers for the NAIA National Championships. The previous year he had three qualifiers and in 2014 there were four individuals, the most for the program, qualify. Overall in his career he has had 25 individual national qualifiers.  He has also coached a NAIA All-American runner for the four seasons and in 2013 had a NCCAA national individual champion. In addition Brickman’s teams have earned scholar team awards for the past eight 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 five years as the NCCAA national sport chair for cross country. 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.

Assistant Coaches

Joey Lerner ’10 has been with the coaching staff for the past seven 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 also a member of the track and field coaching staff, joined the cross country staff in 2015. As a college athlete, he 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 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.

Anna Spotts