Derrick Spradlin enters his eighth season with the Lion and Lady Lion cross country teams. In addition to his coaching duties at FHU, Spradlin is also an Assistant Professor of English in the Communication and Literature Department.

This past season under the direction of Spradlin, the cross country teams produced 10 American Midwest Conference Scholar Athletes, which requires athletes to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Spradlin is a 1996 graduate of David Lipscomb University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He added a Master of Arts degree in 1999 from Middle Tennessee State University and later added a Ph.D from Auburn University in 2005.

Spradlin has been married to his wife Jenci for 20 years.

2017 Men's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2017 Men's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Tyler AlversonSO  Lebanon, Tenn.Friendship Christian School
Daniel ArnoldSR  Flower Mound, TexasEdward S. Marcus HS
Philip BrockSO  McMinnville, Tenn.F.C. Boyd Christian
Adam DunlapJR  Jackson, Tenn.Jackson Christian School
Josh DykesFR  Trussville, Ala.Hewitt Trussville HS
Sam ElliottSO  Burns, Tenn.Dickson County HS
Andy GibsonFR  Humboldt, Tenn.South Gibson County HS
Matthew HolderFR  Murfreesboro, Tenn.Oakland HS
Jared MartinFR  Smyrna, Tenn.Stewarts Creek HS
Alec McClainFR  Mayfield, Ky.Graves County HS
Drew McCollumFR  Nashville, Tenn.Lipscomb Academy
Blaine McKinneyJR  Owensville, Mo.Owensville Hs
Tristan RayFR  Dickson, Tenn.Dickson County HS
Logan RiddleFR  Jackson, Tenn.Jackson Christian School
Nathan RobertsFR  College Grove, Tenn.
Robby ThompsonSR  Henderson, Tenn.Chester County HS
Dillon TuckerJR  Portland, Tenn.Westmoreland HS
Noah WallaceSR  Memphis, Tenn.Harding Academy
Derrick Spradlin Image
Head Coach
8th season
Jana Meninno Image
Assistant Coach
3rd season