Rodney Stoker enters his first season with the University of Tennessee cross country and track & field programs.
Stoker will assist Director of Track & Field and Cross Country J.J. Clark with the men's and women's distance runners in addition to recruiting responsibilities.
Stoker served as the head coach of the men's and women's cross country programs at Bryan College - a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics institution in Dayton, Tenn. - for the past seven seasons and has been the track & field team's skipper for six years.
He was a four-time winner (2007, 2009-11) of the Appalachian Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year Award. He won the AAC Championship those four years and his teams produced nine different NAIA All-Americans and earned 61 all-conference awards during his tenure.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Stoker won two Southern Conference titles and helped the Mocs win the South Regional in 1998 to advance to the NCAA National Championship. He received a degree in exercise science in 2000.
Stoker and his wife, Kimberly, have three children, Owen Miles (10), Ian Pace (5) and Hudson Lane (1).