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Brett Crowley
Head Coach: - 3rd Season
Phone: 765-973-8257

Brett Crowley was named head track and field and cross country coach at Indiana University East in June of 2012. Crowley served as the Red Wolves' interim track and field coach during the 2012 spring season.

"Brett did a tremendous job as our interim coach this past spring," said IU East athletic director Mark Hester. "He demonstrated the organization and work ethic necessary from a coach, and that makes him a fantastic choice moving forward for our track and field and cross country programs."

Crowley hit the ground running. IU East's cross country and track and field programs have produced two national meet qualifiers, two conference athletes of the year, 12 all-conference honorees, 15 first place finishes at the conference track and field meet, 19 league athlete of the week awards, nine academic all-conference honorees and two Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in 13 months under Coach Crowley.

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity," Crowley said. "My experience as an interim coach was a great experience. I hope the momentum and success we had from our spring season in 2012 will carry over to the 2012-13 school year."

Crowley is entering his eighth year of service at IU East. He coordinates the IU East Academic Success Plan as part of IU East retention initiatives in addition to his duties as Director of Student Support Services.  

Crowley is a native of Columbus, Ind., and grew up in the Cincinnati and Milford, Ohio, areas.

He holds a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University.

Crowley previously served for three years as admissions/athletic liaison at his alma mater, the University of the Cumberlands, where he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in History. He then served eight years at the University of Indianapolis as Assistant Director of Admissions/NCAA Clearinghouse Office/athletic liaison. He also served at Thomas More College in similar capacity.

Crowley has 13 half-marathons under his belt and is an avid cyclist. He holds USA Track & Field Level 1 certification.

His message to prospective Red Wolves athletes:

"My philosophy is based upon our student-athletes focusing on constant self-improvement. We want to develop individual athletes, as well as a team, that will be strong academically and fundamentally sound. We also want to learn and develop a sense of character. If we're not teaching character, we're not doing our job very well."