Stephen Sherman has completed his seventh season at OLLU after coming from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, where he served as assistant coach for cross-country and track for three years.
The Saints won their first-ever Red River Athletic Conference Championship in 2015. The team was led by Samuel Bonilla, who placed fourth overall with a time of 27:52. He was followed by Nathaniel Aguilar in fifth place with a time of 28:00. Patrick Bousselot came in sixth place with a time of 28:02, and 18 seconds later, Emilio Marquez finished in ninth place with a time of 28:20. All four received RRAC All-Conference honors. Anthony Gonzalez finished in 12th place with a time of 28:39. Tristen Robles came in 13th with a time of 28:45, and Justin Ybarra finished in 18th place with a time of 31:21.
Sherman's team tallied 36 points, and Wiley College finished second with 78 points, followed by the University of the Southwest with 86 and Gulf Coast Athletic Conference member Xavier University with 123 points. Langston scored 123 points, with Dillard University close by at 125 points. Huston-Tillotson University came in seventh with 144 points, trailed by LSU-Shreveport with 169 points.
In addition, Sherman was named the RRAC Coach of the Year.
The team finished in 36th place in the NAIA Men's Cross-Country National Championships.
In 2014, Gabriel Ellman and Jonathan Yanez qualified for the NAIA National Cross-Country Championship meet after Ellman finished fifth and Yanez sixth in the 8k at the Red River Athletic Conference meet. The two, along with Luis Garza received All-Conference honors. As a team, the Saints finished second to Wiley College.
In 2013, the Saints sent Jonathan Yanez to the NAIA National Cross-Country Championship meet after he finished in second place in the Red River Athletic Conference meet. As a team, the Saints placed third. The Saints have participated in the National Championship meet each year since Sherman started the program in 2009.
In the 2012 season, the Saints sent David Duque to the national meet that was held at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash. Duque became OLLU's first male qualifyer to the NAIA National Cross-Country Championships.
Sherman earned his USA Track and Field (USATF) Level I Certification in June 2005 and USATF Level II Certification in Endurance Events in July 2008.
A native of Dickinson, Texas, Sherman received a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from McMurry and a Master of Science in organizational and human resources development from Abilene Christian University.
Sherman is married to Megan Pate, and they reside in San Antonio. The two are parents to one-year-old Otis James.
Terry Smith is the assistant coach for men's and women's cross-country and men's and women's track and field.
Smith came to OLLU from the University of the Incarnate Word (2012-2014), where as a graduate assistant/assistant coach, his areas were sprints, jumps and hurdles and his specified events were hurdles, strength and conditioning. In his first year at UIW, both the men's and women's 4x100 relay teams won conference titles and ran the NCAA Division II National Championship meet. Prior to UIW, Smith coached at McMurry University from 2011-2012. There, his areas were sprints, jumps and hurdles and his specified events were hurdles, strength and conditioning. He also was on the staff of the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's National Track and Field Team Champion.
Smith received a Bachelor of Arts in English from McMurry University. While there, he won multiple All-Conference awards from the American Southwest Conference. He also received the Sportsmanship Award in 2011 and the Top Track Athlete of the Year Award in 2011. He is an NCAA Division III five-time All-American and was on the National Championship Team in 2008. He set school records in the pentathlon and in the indoor 4x400 meter relay. He is a native of Crowell, Texas, where he was a five-sport letterman at Crowell High School. He was a Texas State bronze medalist in the 300-meter hurdles.