Derrick Spradlin enters his eighth season with the Lion and Lady Lion cross country teams and second season as the head coach of the men's and women's track and field 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 19 years.

2018 Women's Outdoor Track & Field Roster
Derrick Spradlin Image
Head Coach
2nd season
Jana Meninno Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season