Tim McNeil enters his eighth year as the head coach for the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs at Westminster College for the 2014-15 season.
McNeil immediately put his thumbprint on the programs as the Titan women’s track and field team won the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) championship in each of his first three years after winning its first-ever PAC title in McNeil’s first year in 2008. The men’s track and field team, which finished last in the PAC in McNeil’s first year, won its first-ever PAC title in 2011. In 2012, for the first time in school history, the Titan men's and women's track and field teams won the PAC championship in the same year.
McNeil was named PAC Women’s Track & Field Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2010 and PAC Men’s Track & Field Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
Other unprecedented success achieved by the Titans under McNeil included the women’s track and field team sending athletes to the NCAA Division III Championship meet in 2008 for the first time, the men’s and women’s track and field team producing NCAA All-Americans for the first time in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2008, respectively, and the women’s cross country team placing second in the PAC and 17th at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional, each marking the team’s highest-ever finish.
Overall during McNeil’s tenure, Westminster track and field athletes have claimed 44 PAC event titles (32 women’s, 12 men’s).
McNeil became the school’s first full-time employee exclusively dedicated to coaching both the Titan track and field and cross country programs when he was hired in July 2007.
A native of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, McNeil is a 1996 graduate of Westminster having excelled for the Titans in track and field and football. In track, McNeil was a three-time qualifier for the NAIA national championships in the 400-meter hurdles from 1994-96. His school record of 53.8 in the 400 hurdles still stands. On the grid-iron, McNeil was the most valuable player in the 1994 NAIA national championship game. McNeil ranks second on the school’s career receptions list (129) and fifth in the receiving yards (1,849) in four seasons from 1992-95.
McNeil previously coached track and field at John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, Ohio, from 2000-06 where he was the school’s assistant principal from 2004-06.
A 2005 inductee to the Westminster Titan Sports Hall of Fame, McNeil completed his master’s degree in education from his alma mater in 2004.
McNeil and his wife Jennifer reside in Niles, Ohio, with their daughter, Zoey, and son, Micah.
Pole Vault Coach
Bradi Rhoades enters his seventh year on the Titan track and field staff in 2014 as the pole vault coach. The Titans have won the men’s pole vault title three of the past five seasons and the women’s title in the last four seasons. Under Rhoades, Westminster has received five All-America places for the women's pole vault team.
A Slippery Rock University graduate, Rhoades was a six-time all-conference pole vaulter from 2002-04. He most recently served as an assistant track and field coach at Wilmington High School.
Jessica Smith enters her first season as an assistant coach with the Titan track and field program in 2014. Smith (formerly Cooper) graduated from Westminster in 2008. She was an NCAA Division III All-American high jumper and an outstanding volleyball player.
Paul Yohman enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Titan track and field program in 2014.
Yohman also serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the Westminster football program. Yohman is a native of New Wilmington and a 2008 graduate of Wilmington High School.
Jenny Krueger enters her first season as an assistant coach of the Titan track and field program in 2014. She will be the distance coach.
Krueger, a 2012 Westminster gradaute, was a First Team All-PAC for the Titans and an All-PAC performer in the steeplechase, the 5,000, the 10,000 and currently holds the school record in the 6-kilometer cross country race and in the 5,000 and the 10,000.
Krueger is also entering her first year as an assistant coach for the Titan cross country teams.
Sprints/Strength Coach and Dual Sport Coordinator
Colyn Haugh enters his first season as an assistant coach of the Titan track and field program in 2014. Haugh is also the offensive line/recruiting coordinator for the Westminster football team.
Haugh previously was the defensive line coach, director of football operations and equipment manager at Division I Saint Francis University for the past three seasons.
During his time at St. Francis as the defensive line coach, Haugh was in charge of the overall development and success of the defensive line. He also worked closely with the defensive coordinator in the creation of weekly game plans.
Prior to coaching at St. Francis, Haugh was a defensive line coach/video coordinator at Robert Morris University as a graduate assistant where he also completed his undergraduate degree. In 2006, Haugh was named Second-Team All-Northeast Conference, recorded 48 tackles, 5 sacks, and 8.5 tackles for loss and was named team captain for five games during the season.
Haugh earned his master’s degree from Robert Morris University in 2009.
A 1961 Westminster graduate and former Titan track standout, Paul Sanders begins his 13th season as an assistant coach at Westminster in 2014, working with the cross country team and distance runners on the track team.
Sanders is a retired teacher who currently works at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Hermitage.