Jeremy DonahueHead Coach
Office Phone: (423) 869-7166
Following a stellar collegiate career at Lincoln Memorial University where he was All-Gulf South Conference in 2005 and All-South Atlantic Conference in 2006 and 2007, Sevierville, Tennessee, native Jeremy Donahue begins his fourth season as head coach of the Railsplitter and Lady Railsplitter cross country teams.
In his final season running for the Railsplitters, Donahue won the Lee Invitational and ran a personal best time of 26:20 for an 8k race which ranks him as one of the top-10 LMU cross country runners of all time. In addition, Donahue was named team Most Valuable Runner and received All-South Atlantic Conference honors that same season.
A 2000 graduate of Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and member of a state championship qualifying team in 1999, Donahue’s knowledge of the sport of cross country and of Lincoln Memorial University made him the logical choice as the successor to former Railsplitter Head Coach Brandon Gibbs.
As Donahue begins his fourth season as head coach, his biggest challenge has been locating and recruiting talent for the programs. The success of the two squads will be dictated by how quickly the teams can adapt to the sport at the collegiate level and how well they respond to its faster pace.