FRANKLIN, Ind. (May 31, 2017) – Franklin College director of athletics Kerry Prather has announced the appointment of Brandon Dworak as the school's new head men's and women's cross country coach and assistant track and field coach.
A 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Dworak joins Franklin from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where he had served as an assistant cross country/track and field coach and recruiting coordinator since 2013.
"I want to thank Athletic Director Kerry Prather and the search committee for giving me this opportunity to lead the Franklin College cross country Grizzlies," Dworak said. "I am extremely excited to be working side by side with (head track coach) Demetrius Bailey and to take these programs to the next level."
Prior to his coaching positions at Rhodes College, Dworak held assistant coaching jobs at Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Boise State University.
A standout runner during his time as a student at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Dworak was a four-year cross country qualifier in the WIAC Championships. He was a team captain, an All-WIAC selection and a three-time All-Midwest Region honoree.
In indoor track, Dworak enjoyed success on a national level. He was a WIAC runner-up in the 5K and was an NCAA Division III national qualifer in that event in 2007 and 2008, with respective finishes of sixth and fourth place.
"We are excited to have someone with Brandon's competitive coaching experience lead our men's and women's cross country programs to the next level of success within and beyond the HCAC," Prather said.
Dworak looks forward to getting started.
"My vision for the future of Franklin College track and field and cross country is to recruit and develop true student-athletes, make a push for HCAC titles and be competitive in the Great Lakes Region," he said.