North Dakota State cross country coach transfers to K-State

(Courtesy of NDSU Athletics)

Ryun Godfrey, who most recently served as head coach of women’s cross country and track and field at North Dakota State, accepted the K-State men’s and women’s cross country head coach position, as well an assistant spot on the track and field staff.

“Coach Godfrey is an outstanding coach,” K-State head track and field coach Cliff Rovelto said in the athletics’ press release. “We feel very fortunate to have attracted a coach of his ability. He has been awarded National Coach of the Year awards at the Division II level and numerous regional coaching awards at the Division I level. He has done a tremendous job at developing middle distance runners in particular, but has developed cross country teams and long sprinters to the national level as well. Philosophically, we see him as an ideal fit in our program at K-State.”

Godfrey’s tenure for the Bison culminated this past season in sending five women to the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. His teams dominated its fellow Summit League competition by sweeping the conference championships in track and field and cross country in three consecutive seasons (2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14).