PATRICK TORRES is in his second season as the Saints' cross-country and track and field head coach. He led both the men and women to Red River Athletic Conference Cross-Country Championships, as well as a championship for the men's track and field team and runners-up for the women's track and field team. Both cross-country teams and the women's track and field team earned NAIA Scholar Team honors.
Torres participated in the cross-country team in 2016 and the track and field team in 2016-2017.
His awards as part of the track and field team include All-Conference in the 5k and 10k in 2016; the 10k in 2017 and the 3k, 5k and 10k in 2018. He was a Scholar-Athlete in 2017 and 2018. As part of the cross-country team, Torres received All-Conference honors in 2016 and was a Scholar-Athlete in 2016.
Torres received his Bachelor of Psychology in May of 2018 and is currently working on his Master of Fine Arts at Texas State University.
BRETT CHARLTON has completed his first season with the cross-country and track and field teams as assistant coach. Charlton comes to OLLU from Eureka High School in Eureka, Ill.
Charlton assists Head Coach Patrick Torres with both cross-country and track and field but will concentrate on working with sprinters and jumpers for the track team.
At Eureka High School, Charlton was an assistant coach for the men's track team from 2018-2020. His team was the state runner-up in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:18m. He also coached the 2019 high jump state champion and New Balance National's runner.
Charlton was a standout in high school. He won the 2014 Illinois High School Association 100m dash state championship.
He ran track and field and Illinois State University. He also played football and track and field at Eureka College from 2017-2019. He received the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference awards in 100m, 200m and long jump.
Charlton has a bachelor's degree in Special Education and an endorsement in coaching and kinesiology from Eureka College, an NCAA D3 school in Eureka, Ill.
Cody McDonnough has joined the staff of cross-country and track and field this spring 2021. McDonnough ran for the University of the Incarnate Word from 2011-2014, and he graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. He has coached individual athletes (high school and college) over the years. He currently teaches at John Marshall High School in San Antonio.