In 2019-2020, Joe Eby is in his fifth year as the Coordinator of Cross Country and Track and Field at Baldwin Wallace University. He continues to build his women's program into one of the best in the Ohio Athletic Conference, State of Ohio and Great Lakes Region of Division III. Evidence of that success was this fall when BW placed second at both the OAC and Great Lakes Region championship meets, third at the All-Ohio and 16th at the NCAA Division III National Meet in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, he works with Head Track & Field Coach Daniel Simpson and serves as an assistant track and field coach in charge of the distance runners.
During his five seasons at BW, Eby has mentored more than 40 Academic All-OAC, All-Ohio and All-OAC performers in cross country and track and field. This fall (2019), he produced his first USTFCCCA (United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) Division III All-American in cross country in the form of current senior Kelly Brennan '20 (Akron).
Eby came to BW after spending two seasons as the head cross country coach and distance coach in track and field at Sacramento State (Calif.) University.
Prior to Sacramento State, Eby served as a recruiting intern at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012-13. There, he recruited nationally and internationally. In 2013, the Cornhusker men’s team won the Big 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
In 2011-12, Eby was a volunteer coach at Wichita State (Kan.) University where he coached Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton to multiple All-America honors in cross country and track. From 2009-11, Eby was the head coach at McPherson (Kan.) College where he was named as the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Outdoor Coach of the Year in 2011 and led student-athletes to NAIA national championships in eight events.
In addition, Eby also had coaching stops as an assistant at Allegheny (Pa.) College and as a graduate assistant at DePauw (Ind.) University.
Eby graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Mount Union in 2004. He earned a master’s degree in coaching from Indiana State University in 2006. Eby also has a Level II USATF coaches certification and is a USATF official.
As a collegiate athlete, Eby was a four-time Ohio Athletic Conference and Division III All-Ohio champion in the 800 and 1500 meter runs. He also was the All-Ohio champion in the mile run and a Division III All-American in the indoor 1500 meters in 2002.
Eby, who is a graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School, is married to the former Becky Zink.