HANOVER, Ind. – Hanover Athletic Director Lynn Hall has appointed Brian Power, the current Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, as the interim head coach for cross country, effective immediately.
Power will now serve as the head coach for both track & field and cross country, as he steps in to take over for Anna Steinman. Steinman, who resigned as head coach of the cross country program to pursue another coaching opportunity, led both the men's and women's teams to top three finishes in the HCAC championships in her lone season at Hanover in 2015.
The 2011 season was Power's first as the track & field head coach at Hanover, and he was named the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country prior to the 2015-16 season.
Under the tutelage of Power, the track program has received 42 first team and 40 second team all-HCAC selections, and the school's first USTFCCCA individual all-region accolades. His squads have also broken 56 school records over his five-year tenure.
Power, a two-time HCAC women's indoor and outdoor track & field Coach of the Year, came to Hanover after spending four seasons as the head coach of the track & field and cross country teams at the International School of Indiana.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to continue to grow the cross country program and look forward to getting the preseason started here in a few weeks," said Power.
The Panthers will open the 2016 cross country campaign in Shelbyville, Ind. with a 10 a.m. start at the Sodexo Grizzly Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 3.