NICK CORDES | HEAD COACH
Nick joined the LCU Athletic Department in 2014 to assist with the LCU cross country programs. Along with his duties at LCU, Nick serves as a boy's and girl's assistant track coach at Trinity Christian High School and is the founder of Dream Big Training, which promotes endurance training in the Lubbock community.
A runner since 1995, Nick has competed from the high school level all the way up to the Olympic Trials/Professional level. Prior to coming to Lubbock, Nick served at Ashland University (NCAA Division II, Ashland, Ohio), where he was the head cross country and assistant track coach for five years. During that time at Ashland University, the overwhelming majority of athletes made big improvements and several qualified for the national championships. In 2010, Nick and his wife made the tough decision to walk away from college coaching to move to Lubbock and start a family.
Since moving to Lubbock, Nick has competed in triathlon national competitions and has coached/trained several athletes. He is married to former Texas Tech All-American runner Leigh Daniel. Their marriage made national headlines, as the 2009 marriage was part of the 10th Annual “Today Throws a Wedding,” on NBC’s Today Show. They have two children (daughter: Carsyn, son: Drew).