Brad Jenny took over the Tiger cross country program in 2002 after serving as an assistant the previous three years. The Tiger program has continued to excel as six athletes have earned All-American status and 34 have been NAIA Scholar-Athletes. In 2006, Brad was named the GPAC Men’s Coach-of-the-Year after leading the Tigers to a runner-up finish at the conference championship meet.
The 2002 women’s squad was named to the NAIA Scholar-Team, placing 5th overall with a 3.52 grade point average. In 2004, the men’s squad placed third with a 3.60 GPA. The 2005 men’s squad also placed third, posting a 3.53 GPA.
The NAIA Scholar-Team Award was changed during the 2006-2007 season, taking in account all athletes that were out for the sport, not just the varsity athletes. The 2006 women’s team posted a 3.50 GPA. In 2007 and 2008, both the men’s and women’s squads earned the Scholar-Team Award. The women’s team earned the honor again in 2009 and 2010 and posted the best GPA in the athletic department. In 2010, they had a GPA of 3.64 which ranked 27th best in the NAIA for all qualifying athletic teams (934).
In 2009, he saw one of his athletes, Mary Livengood, inducted into the NAIA Hall-of-Fame during the NAIA Track & Field National Championships in Marion, Indiana.
Under Jenny’s guidance, Edwin Ronoh became the first male individual champion for Doane College in the conference meet since 1987 when he claimed victory in 2011. Ronoh’s efforts earned him the men’s GPAC Runner-of-the-Year honor.
Brad, a 1994 Doane graduate, serves as the long distance coach for the track and field team in addition to his cross country duties.
He is married to Jennifer (Einspahr) Jenny, 1999 Doane graduate, and they reside in Crete with their son, Miles.
Assistant Coach Dave Ziola came to Doane College in 2002 after spending time at Midland Lutheran College. His work with cross country runners covers his time from Arlington High School through his time at Doane.
Ziola also serves as an assistant coach for the track and field squads, handling the horizontal jumps and assisting with the multi-eventers. He has produced several All-Americans since his arrival at Doane.
In 2010, he saw one of his first jumpers at Doane, Rochelle Schmidt, inducted into the NAIA Hall-of-Fame during the NAIA Track & Field National Championships in Marion, Indiana.
Prior to coming arriving at Doane, Ziola was an assistant at Midland Lutheran College and taught at Arlington Public School. He has been familiar with the conference for several years, running for Hastings College while the Broncos and Tigers were a member of the Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (now GPAC).
He resides in Crete with his wife, Sandy, and they have one son, Ryan. Ryan is a Doane graduate and was a member of the Tiger Track & Field program.