BUCKHANNON -- Coach Alan Crise has formally been announced as the new head coach of the West Virginia Wesleyan College cross country programs. Athletic Director Randy Tenney issued the announcement on Wednesday.
Crise is a current assistant with the Bobcat track programs, and was an all-conference athlete during his competition career at Wesleyan. He helped lead the Bobcats to four league titles, and was a standout decathlete, specializing in the hurdles, javelin, and 1500.
Coach Crise is a native of Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. His sister Vicki was also an all-conference athlete at WVWC.
He replaces long time head coach Jesse Skiles, who left to take an administrative position at his alma mater Glenville State.
Crise plans to continue the program's tradition of heavily recruiting the Mountain State, and also plans to tap heavily into his home area of Western Pennsylvania.
Crise added "We have a great group returning and look to add some quality student athletes to our team. I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to continue such great traditions here at WVWC."