Derrick Spradlin enters his eighth season with the Lion and Lady Lion cross country teams. In addition to his coaching duties at FHU, Spradlin is also an Assistant Professor of English in the Communication and Literature Department.

This past season under the direction of Spradlin, the cross country teams produced 10 American Midwest Conference Scholar Athletes, which requires athletes to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Spradlin is a 1996 graduate of David Lipscomb University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He added a Master of Arts degree in 1999 from Middle Tennessee State University and later added a Ph.D from Auburn University in 2005.

Spradlin has been married to his wife Jenci for 20 years.

2017 Women's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2017 Women's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Libby ElliottSR Burns, Tenn.Dickson County HS
Jade FordSO Benton, Ky.Marshall County HS
Madelyn MiskellyFR Henderson, Tenn.Chester County HS
Tori MurraySR Neosha, Mo.Crowder College
Anna PetersSR Pikeville, Tenn.Bledsoe County HS
Brooke SimpsonSO Bowling Green, Ky.South Warren HS
Derrick Spradlin Image
Head Coach
8th season
Jana Meninno Image
Assistant Coach
3rd season