Head Coach Janey Arnold
Contact Information for Coach Arnold
Office phone: 419-358-3898
Coach Janey Arnold will be entering her third season at the helm of the men's and women's cross country and track teams. She is beginning her first year as an assistant professor in the health, physical education and recreation department at Bluffton after serving as the associate director of athletics.
In the Beavers' second season under coach Arnold, the men finished sixth and the women
fifth at the HCAC cross country championships. In the spring, the men finished sixth
and the women third at the conference track championships.The Beavers will look to
push forward and build on their success for the upcoming cross country campaign.
Arnold holds a USA Track and Field level one coaching certification with a level two certification in the jumps. She is also certified as a sports strength and conditioning specialist by the International Sports Science Association.
As an athlete at Massachusetts, Meeks set the school record in the triple jump (40-6) and posted top-five performances in the long jump (19-2) and high jump (5-8). She was also a two-year captain for the Minutewoman.
Arnold resides in Upper Sandusky with her husband, Ed, who is an assistant with both the track and field and cross country programs.
Assistant Coach Ed Arnold
Ed Arnold will be entering his third year as assistant cross country and track and field coach at Bluffton. Arnold graduated from Malone College in 1991 with a degree in chemistry and physics education. He has been coaching for the past 14 years; most recently he finished an eleven-year stay at Upper Sandusky High School where he coached cross country and track.
A four-year member of both the cross country and track and field teams at Malone, Arnold was a conference champion in the 800 meter run. During his high school years, he participated in cross country and track and field, earning All-Ohio status in track.
Assistant Coach Thomas Smith
|Tom Smith is a recent graduate of Wittenberg University. As a Tiger, Smith earned his bachelor of arts degree in communication, participated in four years of track & field and was involved with several clubs on campus. Smith is currently an assistant coach for both the cross country and track & field programs at Bluffton University and he will be pursuing his master's degree in 2007.|
Assistant Coach Travis Lepley
|Travis Lepley is currrently in his fourth season as the throws coach for the Bluffton
track team. Lepley returns as a coach after spending four years as a member of the
Bluffton Track and Football teams. A 2003 graduate of Bluffton Universtiy, majoring
in mathematics with an integrated math license, Lepley served as the Student Senate
President for the 2002-2003 school year. Lepley also served as a tri-captain of the
2003 track team, was a member of the 2000 HCAC championship football team, and was
named honorable mention All-HCAC in both 2001 and 2002 as an offensive center.
A 1999 graduate of Lima Senior High School in Lima, Ohio, Lepley participated in both track and football for all four years of high school. While there, he was a member of Lima Senior's 1996 Division I State Championship football team. In 1998 he was named tri-captain of the football team, receiving both all-league and all-district honors for his play that season.
Lepley is currently teaching mathematics at Lima Perry High School where he serves as an assistant coach for the Perry varsity football team.