EMORY, Va. - Shawnee Kegley, who just completed her first year as an assistant coach at Emory & Henry College, has been promoted to head coach for the men's & women's cross country/track & field teams. She will oversee all aspects of the Wasps' cross country and track & field programs.
Before coming to the College, Kegley was the head track & field coach at Chilhowie High School in Chilhowie, Virginia. She has also served as a track & field coach at Patrick Henry High School and as a counselor at the Blue Ridge Running Camp.
"We are so excited to have a great young coach like Shawnee leading our programs," said Anne Crutchfield, Emory & Henry Director of Athletics. "She has formed a strong bond with all of our student-athletes over the past year, and she is going to continue bringing a positive energy and an understanding of how to cultivate a winning program."
A six-time NCAA Division II All-American in indoor and outdoor track & field, Kegley was the Division II Champion in the 800-meters in 2011 (outdoor) and 2014 (indoor). She was also named an Academic All-American® by CoSIDA in 2014. As the only national champion in Concord University history, Kegley was inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
"I am very excited to take over the role as head coach this fall," said Kegley. "I have gotten to know the athletes, staff, and community at Emory and Henry and love everything it embodies. I can't wait to continue to work with the athletes and continue to grow and build the program."
Kegley and her husband, Brandon, are the proud parents of a son, Rory. They are expecting their second child this fall.
Emory & Henry also announced that Nathan Magstadt has been hired as an assistant coach. A native of Dickinson, North Dakota, Magstadt attended Dickinson State University, earning a degree in elementary education while competing for the Blue Hawks' track & field team. He most recently served as the head track & field coach at Holston High School.
Additionally, Magstadt serves the Highlands Fellowship Church's Abingdon campus as the [HFStudents] Coordinator, sharing his passion about reaching the next generation in their spiritual journey.