Men's Cross Country Coaching Staff
Chuck Block, Head Coach
Coaching at LCC: 12 years
Office: GB 465
Phone: (517) 483-1240
Chuck Block has completed more than 30 marathons throughout the nation, including those in Boston and Detroit, and has been named Runner of the Year by both the Ann Arbor Track Club and the Detroit Motor City Striders.
"I became the best runner I could become," says Block of his amateur running career. "Now it's time to share the love of the sport with other young people." Chuck has consistently been voted NJCAA Region XII Coach of the Year every year since 2001.
Jim Robinson, Assistant Coach
B.A., Penn State University, 1976
Master of Divinity: Colgate Rochester Cross Theological Seminary, 1981
Doctor of Ministry: Drew University, 1995
Employment: Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church
Coach Robinson has had a passion for distance running since participating in track in Jr. and Sr. High. Coach Robinson had the privilege to continue running in college under the legendary coach, Harry Groves, and trained with national record holders Greg Fredricks and George Malley. An average high school and college runner (10:17 high school two mile PR), Robinson began seeing major improvement when he began to apply the principles of periodization in his training after college, ultimately running track and road bests of: 4:06 mile, 14:52 5K, 23:44 8K, and 2:35.29 marathon.
Prior to coming to LCC, Robinson coached the boys track and cross country teams at Portland High School. In just three years, the cross country team improved from an average of 23 minutes to 18:30 for 5K and his athletes set school records in the 1600m, 3200m and 4 x 800m relay. Coach Robinson holds the USATF Level I Coaching Certification.
Andrew Meschke, Athletic Trainer
Gannon Bldg, Room 460
Phone: (517) 483-1610
Department information »