Story Courtesy of Wabash Sports Information Departement
Tyler McCreary joins the Wabash College athletics program as head cross country and associate head track and field coach for the Little Giants.
McCreary spent the past year as the head girls track and boys and girls cross country coach at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. His girls track team recently finished in a tie for ninth place at the 2018 Indiana High School Athletic Association state meet.
Prior to his time at Lawrence Central, he coached four years at North Central High School, leading the Panthers to a ninth-place finish at the 2014 Indiana High School Athletic Association state cross country meet. McCreary also served as the boys and girls track and field distance and cross country coach at Lawrence Central High School from 2011-2013, coaching two individual state champions and one runner up as well as the indoor state record holder in the 1600-meter run. He also worked with the distance program at Bloomington South High School in 2009 where he coached the boys 800-meter state champion.
“We are excited to welcome Tyler and his family to the cross country and track and field programs,” Clyde Morgan, director of the Wabash track and field/cross country programs, said. “Tyler brings a wealth of experience as a coach to Wabash not only in terms of practice planning for execution at meets for individuals, but also in recruiting. He knows the high school coaches and programs around the state of Indiana. He understands the type of young man who can excel here and will help us continue to develop those Wabash men on and off the track.”
McCreary competed at Indiana University from 2005-2008 where he won the 2008 Big Ten-SEC Challenge mile run. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for six consecutive semesters, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
“It has always been a dream to take my passion for running, and now more importantly the passion of coaching other runners, and do that full time at the collegiate level as a career,” McCreary said. “To be able to do that at Wabash College is incredibly special. I know a lot of Wabash alumni and I know what kind of a special place it is.
“My goal is to continue the success both cross country and track have enjoyed and to improve on it. We have an incredible opportunity here. The culture and tradition of excellence is already in place to continue to build upon it and pick up some outstanding young men both in their academic and athletic accomplishments to build on.”
McCreary begins his duties at Wabash immediately.