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Anthony Drealan is entering his second year as Dakota State University head cross country coach and his first year as DSU's head track and field coach.
In the past three years, Drealan's distance runners enjoyed terrfic success at the national level. Under Drealan's guidance, Andy Coy was a national champion at the 2012 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the 1000-meter run. Coy also set a South Dakota Collegiate record with that two minutes and 24.94 seconds 1000-meter clocking. Coy capped off his track campaign with a fourth-place finish in the 1500-meters at the 2012 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, running a 3:47.66 DSU record time. Drealan also helped Matthew Fideler become a national runner-up at the 2012 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the mile run with a DSU record time of 4:06.64.
Coy came back in 2013 to finish as runner-up in the 1000-meter run at the 2013 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Drealan's 4 x 800-meter women's relay team had great success as well, qualifying for the 2013 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships, and breaking the indoor and outdoor 4 x 800-meters school records. Nic Penning capped his career by becoming the national runner-up in the marathon in a DSU school record time of 2 hours, 27 minutes and 30.90 seconds at the 2013 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In all, Drealan's athletes have earned one individual national championship, three individual national runner-ups, six NAIA All-American honors and have broken 11 DSU school records.
Drealan is originally from Fulda, Minn., and graduated in May 2011 from Dakota State University with a degree in Business Education. While at Dakota State, Drealan competed for the Trojan cross country and track teams. Drealan holds numerous school records, including the indoor and outdoor Distance Medley Relay (DMR), as well as the outdoor 5000-meter record. Drealan was a two-time NAIA All-American, once as a part of a national runner-up DMR squad at the 2010 NAIA National Indoor Track & Field Championships, and also at the 2009 NAIA National Cross Country Championships. Drealan also helped DSU win its first-ever Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) championship in cross country during the fall of 2009.
Drealan completed his master's degree in Health and Human Performance through Adams State University in June 2013. He resides in Madison, S.D. with his wife Samantha Drealan (Warnke)
Cody Foreman begins his third year as a volunteer assistant coach. Foreman completed his collegiate eligibility in May of 2010. He was a three-time All-American, including two national runner-up finishes. He holds school records in the indoor 4 x 800-meter relay (7:43.32), indoor distance medley relay (10:01.78), outdoor 4 x 800-meter relay (7:30.74) and outdoor distance medley relay (9:59.04). He was also a member of the 2009 DSU's Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Cross Country Conference Championship team.
Foreman will continue working with head coach Buzz Stevenson, working primarily with athletes in the sprints, jumps and throws.
Alex Glover enters his first season with the DSU's track & field program as the throwing coach. He is also the defensive line coach for the Trojan Football team.
Prior coming to Dakota State, Glover was the offensive coordinator and assistant throwing coach at his high school alma mater in Elkton, S.D. for the last three years. He was an All-Conference, All-State and All-Register defensive end for Elkton High School. He was a three-time state track qualifier in discus.
Glover continued his education at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. where he earned his bachelor's degree in Sports Management. He was a starter at tight end position as a freshman, helping DWU to their best record since 1992. He was an integral member of the DWU football team that recorded its first winning campaign in the Great Plains Athletic Conference in 2008 with a 7-3 record and a No. 23 ranking in the final NAIA Football Coaches' poll. DWU was honored as the South Dakota Sportswriter's Association 2008 Men's College Team-of-the-Year.
Glover also competed with DWU's track & field program as he was involved with throws for two seasons.
Alex and his wife Kaitlyn (from Pierce, Neb. and former thrower at DWU) have two children - Leila (3 years old) and a newborn baby Naomi (born on July 17).
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