Head Coach Duane Gomez
Duane Gomez has directed the Kenyon College indoor and outdoor track and field programs since the 2001-2002 academic year. He has, however, been at Kenyon since 1983, serving as the Lords and Ladies head cross country coach. Throughout his career, Gomez's teams have been known for their marked improvement and for both outstanding team and individual successes.
Gomez is an eight-time winner of the the North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award (four with the women's cross country program, four with the men's cross country team). Most recently, he earned the conference honor for his work with Kenyon's 2008 women's cross country team, which won the conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship meet.
Additionally, Gomez has collected several NCAA Division III Ohio Coach of the Year awards. He has coached over a dozen All-America athletes, who have combined to collect 20 national honors in cross country and track combined.
Prior to his work at Kenyon, Gomez served as head track coach at his alma mater, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, for one season and at Centerburg High School for two seasons.
Gomez himself is an avid distance runner. He has competed in 13 marathons including the Boston Marathon. He was a college All-American distance runner, as well as a NLCAA national champion in cross country. Gomez also competed with the Ohio Striders Track Club for several years.