|HEAD COACH SCOTT FOLEY|
Scott Foley joined the Eagles cross country program in 2018 as a first-time head coach, after three successful years as an assistant at Black Hills State.
While at BHSU, Foley helped coach BHSU to its first-ever team NCAA appearance in 2015, and the cross country program claimed its second NCAA All-American in Alec Baldwin. The Yellow Jackets track and field program also produced its first NCAA individual champion that same year during the outdoor season, when distance runner Jonah Thiesen claimed the steeplechase title.
As a standout runner at Boise State University from 2007-12, he was a member of four Mountain West Conference championship teams—one in cross country, one in indoors track and two in outdoors track. As a senior in 2012, he had a career-best time of 29:52.10 while placing fourth in the 10,000 meters at the prestigious Mt. Sac Relays in Azusa, Calif. At the time, his mark ranked third on Boise State's all-time list.
He also placed fourth in the 10,000 at the Mountain West Conference Meet that spring, qualified for the NCAA postseason and earned national all-academic honors for the season.
Following college graduation, with his degree in physical education, Foley was named head coach of the cross country and track & field programs at Cheyenne South High School where he coached the school’s first-ever state champion. In all, he coached three state champions, five all-state performances, three conference champions with 14 indoor and outdoor track & field records broken during a two-year span.
The Cheyenne, Wyoming, native also guided South High School to its highest finishes in school history in all three seasons of cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field.
Highlights of Foley's youth career at Cheyenne's Central High School included placing among the top eight in Class 4A at the Wyoming High School Cross Country Meet as both junior and a senior. He finished as a six-time All-State honoree between cross country and track & field and was a member of four state championship squads.
Foley is now a fledgling marathon runner. Last fall, he entered his first such race, the Twin Cities Marathon, and finished 12th among the 4,091 male contestants and was third among the American entries. His time qualified him to enter the USA Championships Marathon at Sacramento, Calif., this December, and he is planning to do that.