Head Coach Michael Guinn
Office Phone: 304-829-7294
Michael Guinn is entering his fourth season as the head men's and women's cross country coach at Bethany.
Over the course of the first three seasons, Coach Guinn has coached four athletes to All-PAC status. In 2011, Joanna Mongelluzzo finished third overall to earn First Team All-PAC, the best showing by a Bison runner since 2003, and also took 30th place at the NCAA MidEast Regional to earn All-Region honors. On the men's side, Cory Yarrington raced to Second Team All-PAC accolades for the second consecutive year. In 2012, Ryan Donnelly and Brooke Bosworth both earned Honorable Mention All-PAC.
Guinn was most recently an assistant at Seton Hill from 2008-2010. In his two seasons, he helped take the Griffins men’s cross country team from fourth place in the WVIAC to a conference championship. In addition, he also coached Josh Wilks to Indoor and Outdoor All-American honors in the 800-meter run.
Prior to his time at Seton Hill, Guinn was the associate head coach for the track and field and cross country programs at West Virginia Wesleyan from 2004-08. He had a hand in the Bobcats’ women claiming four WVIAC cross country and outdoor track team titles, as well as one men’s cross country and two outdoor track and field championships.
Overall in his six years of collegiate coaching experience, Guinn’s efforts have helped produce a total of 13 WVIAC team conference championships, 30 First Team Cross Country All-Conference awards (16 women, 14 men), 54 Track & Field individual championships (29 women, 25 men) and one All-American (Wilks).
Before his coaching career began, Guinn was just as accomplished as a runner. At Alderson-Broaddus, he was a three-time All-Conference performer in cross country, which included winning the 2001 WVIAC Individual Cross Country championship. Guinn’s victory helped propel A-B to the conference team title and he also qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships.
After transferring to the University of Charleston, Guinn won back-to-back WVIAC crowns in the 10,000 in 2002 and 2003 while provisionally qualifying for NCAA Championships in the event both years. He is the only WVIAC runner in history to be named All-Regional four times.
Guinn graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a minor in business.