Derrick Spradlin enters his seventh 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 seven NAIA Daktronic Scholar Athletes, which requires athletes to maintain a 3.5 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 19 years. 

2016 Men's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2016 Men's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Tyler AlversonFR  Lebanon, Tenn.Friendship Christian School
Daniel ArnoldSO  Flower Mound, TexasEdward S. Marcus HS
Philip BrockFR  McMinnville, Tenn.F.C. Boyd Christian
Adam DunlapSO  Jackson, Tenn.Jackson Christian School
Sam ElliottFR  Burns, Tenn.Dickson County HS
Hunter GuessSO  Huntingdon, Tenn.Huntingdon HS
Joseph HarrisFR  Bumpus Mills, Tenn.Stewart County HS
Blaine McKinneySO  Owensville, Mo.Owensville HS
William MurphySO  Columbia, Tenn.Columbia Academy
Wes ShepherdSO  Bishop, Ga.North Oconee HS
Robby ThompsonJR  Henderson, Tenn.Chester County HS
Dillon TuckerSO  Portland, Tenn.Westmoreland HS
Noah WallaceJR  Memphis, Tenn.Harding Academy
Derrick Spradlin Image
Head Coach
7th season
Jana Meninno Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season