COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Dominican Athletic Director Jeff Blair has announced the hiring of Connor Callahan as the school's next head cross country and track and field coach.
"We are excited and pleased to welcome Connor Callahan back to Ohio Dominican," Blair said. "I am confident that Connor will be an inspiring coach for our student-athletes and a tremendous ambassador for Ohio Dominican University. His commitment and passion, along with his love of ODU, will strengthen our track and field and cross country programs, and we are all looking forward to working with him."
"This is a tremendous honor for me to work at the school I know and love," Callahan said. "The opportunity to come back home was one I could not pass up. I'm filled with excitement to develop this program and help lead our student-athletes to new heights. We had our first national qualifier last year and I know we can continue to develop our student-athletes and be competitive in the G-MAC year in and year out."
Over the last three years, the former Ohio Dominican cross country and track standout has been an assistant coach at Division II Saint Leo University in Florida. Callahan helped guide the Lions to three conference championships and two South Regional titles. Callahan started his Saint Leo career as a graduate assistant before being promoted to full-time assistant coach in 2016.
Callahan helped lead the men's and women's cross country teams at Saint Leo to three straight National Championship appearances from 2015-17. He also helped the school earn their first men's All-American cross country runner in 2016 while having three All-American's on the women's side.
During his time as the assistant track and field coach, the women's team made three straight appearances to the National Championship from 2016-18. Also on the women's side, Callahan coached four track All-Americans along with having the female runner of the year from 2015-17.
Callahan earned a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management from Ohio Dominican in 2015 before earning his Masters of Business with a Sport Business Concentration in 2017 from Saint Leo. Callahan holds a USATF Level 2 Endurance Certification (2018).
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