Graber to Head CC and Track & Field Programs

Jul. 12, 2013

Graber to Head CC and Track & Field Programs

ST. LOUIS - Webster University Athletics is pleased to announce that Dan Graber has accepted the positions of Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach for both its men's and women's programs.  Graber comes to Webster after five years on the Centre College (Ky.) cross country and track staffs.

Graber served as an assistant coach for both sports at Centre from 2008-2013.  In addition to managing recruitment for both sports, Graber specifically supervised the training for middle distance, hurdles, and pole vault events for track.   

During Graber's tenure, Centre won men's track and field conference championships in 2011 and 2012, and won cross country championships for men in 2008 and 2012, and women in 2011 and 2012.

The 2011 Centre men's cross country had the highest team grade point average of any NCAA III team in the nation.  Also in 2011, Graber was named the USTFCCCA South/Southeast Regional Men's Assistant Track and Field Coach of the Year.

Director of Athletics Dr. Tom Hart says of Graber, "We are extremely excited that Coach Graber has accepted our offer to lead the Webster Cross Country and Track programs.  His passion for recruiting, combined with his work ethic in developing student-athletes will make him an ideal member of our coaching staff."

Graber noted, "I am very grateful the search committee and Dr. Tom Hart have given me the opportunity to join an amazing staff at Webster University.  It is an ideal place to embark on my head coaching career.  With the University's opportunities for student-athletes and its location in a great city like St. Louis, Webster's the ideal place to build an outstanding program.  I can't wait to begin work guiding the dedicated Webster student-athletes and bringing future Gorloks to campus."

Graber graduated from Heidelberg University (Oh.), where he was a three-time Academic All-American in cross country, with a BA in 2006.  He completed his master of theological studies at Emory University (Ga.) in 2008. 

Graber, his wife Jillian, and 7-month old son, Jamie, will be relocating to St. Louis in time for an August 1 start date.