The George Washington University: Cross Country

Brian Beil
Brian Beil

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
4th year

Alma Mater:
East Carolina '00



Brian Beil is in his fourth season as head men's and women's cross country coach at The George Washington University. Beil returned to GW in 2004 to lead the program after serving as an assistant on the Colonials' staff from 2001-02.

In his three seasons at the helm, Beil's leadership has been seen not just on the running trails throughout DC, but in the classroom as well. While at GW, Beil's squads have combined for seven first-place team finishes, and 26 athletes have combined for 46 commissioner's honor roll certificates. Additionally, Beil has helped two runners earn Academic All-Conference honors.

While just in his third season, a pair of long-standing GW records were set under Beil's guidance. In a first place team finish at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational, Audrey Noonan won the individual title in a GW record, 18:14.8. The following week Noonan finished seventh at the Atlantic 10 Championship in a school-record, 18:19.2. Under Beil's direction, Noonan became the first All-Conference performer at GW since 1996 and also received Academic All-Conference honors.

While an assistant at GW, Beil helped lead the men's team to consecutive top five finishes at the Atlantic 10 Championship, their highest finishes since 1994. Beil's athletes also excelled in the classroom as eight members of the men's team and 20 members of the women's team combined to earn 40 A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades during his two-year stint.

Before joining the Colonials' staff, Beil served as an assistant coach for East Carolina's men's and women's cross country/track teams during the 2000-01 campaign. His efforts produced a qualifier for the NCAA Cross Country National Championships, while one of his athletes earned NCAA All-East Region accolades on the track. In addition, he implemented strength-training programs, coordinated academic progress of the student athletes, planned weekly workouts and developed course layouts for several cross country meets while with the Pirates.

As an athlete, Beil was a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track at East Carolina, and was a member of three record setting relay teams. He served as the cross country team captain his senior season and was voted team MVP. Beil was also presented with the 1999 ECU Men's Cross Country Prestigious Pirate Award for outstanding achievements in the classroom and on the playing field. In his first year at East Carolina, he was voted the team's most outstanding freshman.

Beil earned his Bachelor of Science degree in health and human performance from ECU in 2000.

He resides in Arlington, VA.

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