Golden Lions Chat with XC/Track coach Christopher McCoy


Coach McCoy has directed a clear course for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff men’s & women’s cross country and track and field  success both on and off the track, molding into one of the top programs in the conference. 

Coach McCoy has led the UAPB men’s cross country team to their first title since ’93.
In the 2019 SWAC Outdoor Championships, both men’s and women’s program finished in the top 5 in the conference.

Q: Where are you from?
A: West Memphis, Ark.

Q: How long you been with UAPB?
A: 8 years

Q: What is your favorite sports quote?
A: “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.  It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed…. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle…WHEN THE SUN COMES UP.  YOU BETTER BE RUNNING!”

Q: What are your hobbies after track season?
A: Playing golf and traveling

Q: What qualities make a teammate a good team captain?
A: Leadership

Q: Who is your favorite sports hero?
A: Jackie Joyner Kersee

Q: When did you realize you want to coach track and field? 
A: Junior year in college

Q: If you could coach another sport what would it be?
A: Golf

Q: What is your favorite dish when it comes to cooking?
A: Curry Chicken & Rice

Q: What is one word that describes you?
A: Carrying