Junior claims ACC XC Scholar-Athlete award; six 'Noles named All-ACC Academic
Two-day meet Oct. 10-11 will serve as regional preview
Quigley leads South Region women's romp; Blahnik NCAA-bound for men
FSU XC men eye 11th NCAA appearance; women' streak at seven
FSU XC women claim ACC title; men finish seventh
Bob Braman enters his second year at the helm of the Florida State cross country team after 17 years of
national level success at the University of South Florida. Braman has taken
over the head coaching duties for the men?s and women?s cross count teams
and serves as the distance coach on head coach Terry Long?s track and field
Braman began coaching in 1983 as a men?s cross country assistant. He was
promoted to head coach in 1985 and initiated the women?s cross country progr
am in 1987. When South Florida began its track program in 1991, Braman
assumed head coaching duties for that sport as well. Under Braman?s guidance
the USF men?s cross country team won the last three Conference USA titles
while the women?s team is the two time defending Conference USA champion.
Braman coached the men?s and women?s cross country teams to top 30 finishes
1999. His men?s cross country teams also won six-straight conference titles
between 1988 and 1993, three were in the Sun Belt Conference and three were
in the Metro Conference.
During his tenure at South Florida, Braman was honored as
Coach-of-the-Year 14 times. His men?s cross country teams earned national
rankings ten of the last 12 years, including a No. 5 national ranking in
1991, while the women?s teams were ranked four of the last six years. Braman
has coached 38 national qualifiers in cross country, and 28 national
qualifiers on the track, including two-time NCAA champion Jon Dennis (5000
meters 1992 and 1993).
Braman, 42, is married to the former Debbie Turner and has two sons,
Steven (12) and Tyler (10).
Braman graduated from the University of Florida in 1980 with a bachelor?s
degree in broadcasting. He was the captain of the Gator?s cross country team
for three seasons and garnered All-SEC honors in cross country (1979 and
1980) and indoor track (1979). He was also the University of Florida?s
record holder in the indoor three-mile run.