Sharon Spalding
Sharon Spalding
Title: Athletic Director and Head Cross Country Coach
Phone: (540) 887-7217

The 2013-2014 season marks the seventh year for Head Coach Sharon Spalding.
Mary Baldwin has had runners earn All-Conference honors in each of Spalding’s year as
head coach. This past fall Mary Baldwin placed a runner on each of the All-Conference
teams, in addition to having the top runner in the meet. Spalding has had runners place
on the South/Southeast All Region team three times. Rising senior Sophia Stone has won
the South/Southeast Regional meet the last two years and earned her second All-
American standing this past fall improving from 31st runner in 2011 to 19th runner in

Spalding’s team do well in the classroom earning the USTFCCCA All Academic
Team Awards in 2007, 2011, and 2012.

Spalding received a B.S. from James Madison University in Physical and Health
Education. She went on to earn her M.Ed in Sports Medicine and Applied Physiology
from the University of Virginia. She holds the Clinical Exercise Specialist Certification
and the Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer certifications from the American College of
Sports Medicine. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She holds the
Level 1 Coaching certification from USA Track and Field and the Track and Field
Technical Certification from the USTFCCA Academy.