A Red Raven assistant coach for cross country and track was given a prestigious award by the NJCAA this weekend.
Coach DJ Lilley was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and NJCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year, following a very successful season in which the Ravens had athletes compete at nationals.
Lilley joined the program as a coach in 2021, following his own stellar track and field career, in which he was a multiple-time Division 2 All American and All South-Central Region.
Coach Lilley was the Great American Conference Long Jump champion, as well as 1st team All-Conference in both the 100m dash and 200m dash.
Lilley began his career at Rogers State before transferring to Texas A&M at Commerce. He is in charge of the Jumps Group at CCC.