McPherson College Director of Athletics, Andrew Ehling, has announced that Cameron Magnall has resigned as head cross country coach, and assistant track and field coach effective immediately.
Magnall just wrapped up his eighth season as the head coach for the Bulldog cross country program, with his men finishing fourth in the KCAC standings and his women in the 10th position. His teams finished in the top five of the KCAC eight times. Three times (2011, 2012, and 2013) the women accomplished that feat, and the men did it five times (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018). His best season was in 2013 when the men finished in third place, and the women fourth.
At the helm of the Bulldog Harriers, Magnall coached 16 All-KCAC runners, 14 NAIA Daktronics Scholar All-Americans, and qualified 10 runners for the NAIA national cross country meet. In addition to coaching the cross country teams, Magnall also served as the head track and field coach from 2011-2015. During his tenure as the head coach for the track and field programs, the program produced 19 All-Americans, and both the men and the women won the KCAC outdoor championships in 2014, the program's first ever for the men, and the first since 1977 for the women.
Ehling said of Magnall's tenure with the Bulldogs, "I'm very thankful for Coach Magnall's time and dedication to McPherson College. He was always very loyal to his student athletes, and I know he will be successful in whatever his next endeavor brings.
A search for the next Bulldog cross country coach is currently underway.