Erin Gale joins the Transylvania cross country and track and field teams as an assistant coach for the 2017-2018 year.
Gale, who has quickly crafted a diverse coaching resume at multiple levels, joins Taylor Throckmorton’s new staff as she works with both Transylvania programs.
“Here at Transylvania, we are trying to build athletic programs that not only compete at the championship level, but also produce model citizens,” says Throckmorton. “In that vein, Erin is both an expert and leader in that field whose passion and values will be a huge asset to our program, department, and school.”
Gale comes to Transylvania from Louisville, Kentucky, where she most recently served as an assistant coach with the University of Louisville’s cross country and track and field teams. In this capacity, Gale worked directly with U of L’s coaching staff, assisting with recruiting initiatives, the operations team, and specialized in compliance and academics.
Prior to her time with the Cardinals, Gale served as the head track and field and cross country coach at Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky. Her recruiting efforts for the 2015-16 year more than doubled her roster size for the upcoming season.
From 2013 through 2015, Gale was a Graduate Assistant coach at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, where she coached numerous All-Academic and NAIA All-American athletes. Gale obtained a Master of Education from William Woods in Athletics/Activities Administration in 2015.
During her collegiate career, Gale competed for NCAA Division I Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, competing at the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 800-meter run. She is also the current 3200-meter relay record-holder at Ohio University.
As an assistant, some of Gale’s key duties are to develop training plans, meet preparation, and oversee administrative duties for both the cross country and track and field teams. Gale specializes in coaching mid-distance and distance events with the track and field program.
Gale also holds a USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification.