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Luke Garnett named as full-time track and cross country coach at Georgetown

Luke Garnett named as full-time track and cross country coach at Georgetown

Submitted on July 9, 2018

Luke Garnett is now the full-time track and cross country coach at Georgetown College. The Harrison County native and GC cross country and track and field alumnus has been guiding the Tigers’ cross country, men and women, as well as the track and field, men and women, teams for the past three seasons in a part-time role.

“These teams deserve to have someone who is full-time managing the programs,” commented Georgetown College Director of Athletics Brian Evans in announcing Garnett’s elevation. “I know Luke is the right person. He has done tremendous things while balancing being a professor. We have a great opportunity to be even more successful with his full energies on these teams with one of the greatest potentials for growth as well.”

Do not allow the title of director confuse anything. He will remain as coach for both programs, but with a joint elevation, Evans decided director was a full arch of his job responsibilities.

Garnett understands the value of changing these two part-time positions into a joint full one. While it was not easy to leave the classroom, he is very excited about the opportunity to focus solely on coaching.

“I am grateful for the past four years I have spent as a member of the faculty here at Georgetown, allowing me to pursue my passion for helping others learn and better themselves,” Garnett said. “I have been a part of this program since I entered college in 2008, and I cannot wait to give my full attention to pursuing this same passion on the course, trackway, runway, and in the ring.

This change is very exciting for our program. I cannot express how much we owe former coaches Abe Padilla and Todd McDaniel. They lad the foundation on which this program stands.”

Garnett took on his new responsibilities on July 1.

For more information on Track and Field and Cross Country at Georgetown College, contact the Office of Admission. Email Or phone 502-863-8009 or 800-788-9985.


- Jenny Elder, Sports Information Director

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