|Title:||Head Cross Country Coach (2012-)|
Coach Randy Dalzell joined George Fox University as Head Coach of Cross Country in the fall of 2012. In 2011, Dalzell and his women’s outdoor track and field team won the NAIA National Championship and the men finished 5th overall as head coach at Concordia University in Portland, OR. In 2012, the women’s track team was 2nd in the nation, the men's outdoor track team finished 4th, men’s indoor track finished 3rd, women’s indoor was 7th in the nation while women’s cross country finished 8th and men’s cross country finished 19th. This accounted for over 70% of the national director’s cup points for the university.
In his seven years at Concordia, the Cavaliers won fifteen conference titles (seven in a row in men's track & field, six in women's track & field, one in women’s cross country and one in men's cross country) as well as the regional title in men's cross country in 2006. His programs while at Concordia produced 24 NAIA National Champions, 167 All-Americans and 24 NAIA Scholar Athletes. He was the NAIA Women’s Track and Field National Coach of the Year in 2011 and has been named regional or CCC Coach of the Year 17 times.
Prior to joining George Fox in 2012, Concordia University was the third collegiate program Dalzell inaugurated after launching the programs at Cascade College in 1997 and Northwest Nazarene University in 1999. In addition, he was previously an assistant coach at George Fox University under then-Head Coach Wes Cook. Additionally, he was as a successful coach on the high school level in both Portland and Bend, Ore. In total, Coach Dalzell has developed 187 cross country and track & field All-Americans, 39 Academic All-Americans, and 24 national champions.
He has been named national, conference or regional Coach of the Year 25 times. In addition to the NAIA Women’s Track and Field Coach of the Year award in 2011, he was also named NCCAA Men's Cross Country National Coach of the Year after his 2001 men's cross country team won the NCCAA National Championship when all seven runners finished in the top 14, making the entire team All-Americans. He has won conference, regional, or national titles at the NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA collegiate levels as well as at the high school level.
Randy received a bachelor's degree in secondary education/mathematics from Columbia Christian College, where he played basketball and soccer, and was named the school's outstanding scholar-athlete. He earned his master's degree in education/physical education from Linfield College, and has done additional graduate work in biology, exercise science, and is currently working on a doctorate in education.
"I really enjoy helping young men and women develop in all areas of their lives, as well as pursue their athletic goals," Dalzell said. "The athletic pursuits are just a training ground for more important things in the future of these young men and women."