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Mr. B.J. Temple
Instructor
Track & Cross Country Assistant Coach

B. Temple

B.J. Temple is entering his sixth season as an assistant Track and Cross Country coach at the University of the Cumberlands. Coach Temple has been a part of Cumberland’s Track and Cross Country program since the fall of 1998. During his first year, he was a member of the third place Cross Country team at the NAIA National Championships. The following season he joined the coaching staff as a student assistant and moved into a full-time position in the spring of 2001. As an assistant coach, B.J. has worked with the men and women’s Cross Country teams, sprints, and middle distance events during the indoor and outdoor Track seasons. Coach Temple has proven to be successful as an assistant coach with 56 All-Americans and 12 National Champions.

Before coming to Cumberlands, B.J. attended Brevard College in North Carolina where he ran Track and Cross Country, and was a 5 time All-American. Coach Temple has his B.S. degree in Movement Leisure Studies and his Masters degree in Sports Coaching from the United State Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama. He is currently working on his Ed.D. in Leadership from Cumberlands. He is also USA Track and Field Level II certified in endurance. He lives in Williamsburg with his wife Jamey and their two children, Jadon and Chloe.

Courses Taught:

  • Intro to ESS 131,
  • First Aid and Safety 234,
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Sports 331 and
  • Intro to Fitness Sport Management 235