Men's Cross Country
2014 Men's Cross Country Coaches
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Shawn Jakubowksi
Head Coach- 3rd Season

Shawn Jakubowski begins his third season has head Men's and Women's Track and Cross Country coach at Tennessee Wesleyan in 2014-2015.  Since Coach Jakubowski arrived at Wesleyan they have won 1 women’s track and field AAC conference championship (2013) and 1 men’s AAC track and field championship (2014), both times he was named AAC Track and Field Coach of the Year.  Both teams also have had 2 runner up finishes at the conference meet.  While at TWC he has coached 7 track and field individual national qualifiers and 2 NAIA All Americans.  In cross country both the men’s and women’s teams have finished runner up  in the AAC conference meet.   In 2013 the men’s team received an at large bid to compete at the national championships where they finished 17th.  The women also had 3 individuals that qualified for the NAIA national championships in 2013.  Total Coach Jakubowski has had 10 NAIA cross country national qualifiers at TWC. 

Previous to coming to TWC, Shawn spent three seasons as the assistant coach at Berea College, helping to coach 28 men and women individual National Qualifiers as well as 7 men and women's KIAC team championships. Berea College Men's Cross Country has also placed in the top 30 the past two seasons at the NAIA National Cross Country Championships.   He also worked full time as a production engineer at Hitachi automotive in 2012 he quit his full time job to focus on his true passion, coaching.  “not many people get to wake up every day and look forward to going to work, but I do.  I get to work with great student-athletes every day and help them reach their goals in the classroom and on the track, there is nothing I would rather do” said Coach Jakubowski. 

Shawn did his undergraduate work at Berea College and was a member of the current Berea record holding 4x800m relay team. That team finished 5th at nationals earning Shawn first team All-American honors.   

He then went on to Eastern Kentucky University and got a Masters in Sports Administration.  He also has his USATF Level 1 and Level 2.  His Level 2 is in sprints, hurdles, relays.  Shawn and  his wife Laurie have one son, Hayden and live in Athens, TN.

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Thomas Barker
Assistant Coach- 2nd Season