Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville track and field will have a new face at the helm in 2016 as assistant coach Cameron Stober has been promoted to head coach.
Stober pulled double-duty the past _two___ years as he headed the NGU Cross Country program while assisting former head track and field coach Jacob Simms. As an assistant, he worked with the mid-distance, distance, and pole vault athletes.
Stober, an alumnus of North Greenville University graduated in 2012 with a degree in Sport Management. During his time as an undergraduate he worked for the athletic department and was a member of the cross-country team his junior and senior year. Upon graduating Stober took a graduate assistant position with the North Greenville athletic department and earned his Masters in Business Administration before taking the reigns of the cross-country program in 2014.
Stober will take over the five-year old track and field program immediately.
Statement from Coach Stober:
“First and foremost I would like to that God for blessing me with this incredible opportunity. When I first stepped foot on this campus as a student eight years ago, I never would have thought that I would be in the position that I am now. God has used North Greenville to bless my life in so many ways, and I am grateful to Him for that.
When I look back and think about everything that has happened since I’ve been a part of this wonderful University, I am reminded of two different scriptures. Isaiah 55:8-9, “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts," says the LORD. "And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” And Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Secondly, I would like to thank my family and friends. Without the love and support of these incredible people, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Lastly, I would like to thank Jan McDonald and Micah Sepko. These two individuals have given me opportunities to better myself as a professional and further my career. They have consistently supported me and given me opportunities that some people my age could only dream of.
I am excited to be able to continue to work with our track/field and cross-country student-athletes. We have an awesome group of young men and women in this program. They are very talented, hard-working, and great individuals. They represent our University well, and I’m excited to see them continue to grow as students, athletes, and individuals. Our program has been headed in the right direction for a while now, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish as a team.
It is my intention to build a program around these four priorities: 1.) Faith, 2.) Family, 3.) Academics, 4.) Track/Field and Cross Country. I believe that in order for a collegiate student-athlete to reach their fullest potential as an individual, they must strive to keep these four priorities in order. No one is perfect, and keeping those priorities in order can be a challenge, especially with all of the demands that a collegiate student-athlete has. But our program will strive to uphold those priorities in that particular order.
I hope to build a program that consistently: competes for conference championships, produces individual conference champions, yields individual NCAA DII national championship participants, and earns a team score at the NCAA DII national championships. I believe that these things are possible through God’s provision, hard work, solid coaching, and commitment to excellence. More importantly it is my desire that this program produces incredible men and women of God that are ready to go out into the world and be successful in whatever they pursue.”