Willey is in his second stint as Head Men's and Women's Cross Country & Track Coach, which began in 1986.
He earned a Bachelors of Science in Health & Physical Education from Rio Grande College in 1973 . Willey went on to earn his Masters in Health Education from Union College in 1975.
Willey's first stint as Head Track & Cross Country Coach at Rio Grande College was from 1975-1979.
He left to become Head Men's Track and Cross Country Coach at Morehead State University and was there from 1979-1985 before returning to Rio Grande.
While at Rio Grande Willey has coached five Individual National Champions, 100 All-Americans and 44 Academic All-Americans .
Boyles, a former resident of neighboring Meigs County, began attending Rio Grande as an undergraduate in 2000 and walked on to the cross country and track teams. Boyles went on to improve dramatically, capturing 10 All-American titles, 4 National Championships, 4 Academic All-American titles and named the 2004 All-Ohio Cross Country Runner of the Year.
After completion of his undergraduate studies, we moved to the Olympic Training Center outside of San Diego in Chula Vista, CA. Boyles went on to a pair of 2nd place finishes in the 2008 Olympic trails, but failed to make the team due to lack of a World "A" Standard.
Boyles returned to Rio to continue his education in pursuing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and to work as an assistant coach, specializing in distance events, for the cross country and track teams.
Boyles gives his Lord, Jesus Christ, all the glory for his life and accomplishments and desires greatly to share the hope and good news of salvation in Christ wherever he goes.
Snyder participated in track during her junior high years and began running track again as a freshman at Rio Grande and competed for two years.