Brian Crumbo – Louisville Running Coach

$90.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Lifelong runner, competitor, and coach for 31 years. Long or short, beginner or veteran, I can design a program to reach your goals.



Louisville running coach Brian Crumbo has been a lifelong runner for 30+ years, with experience coaching middle and high school track and cross country, as well as adults looking to reach their goals from the 5k to the marathon. Reach out to Brian to see if you’d be a good fit!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Crestwood, KY


Any running events from sprints to the marathon. I have coached athletes in all events from the 100m to the marathon. Because I have been a MS and HS coach, I have coached runners with no experience at all up to all-state runners.


My core belief is that the key to improvement is consistent training over time. There are no quick fixes. Training decisions are targeted first and foremost to keeping the athlete healthy so they can be consistent in training. I also believe that basic speed is important at all levels of running, and that we should touch on speed in some form nearly every day.


I have coached middle and high school cross country and track athletes since 1991. Along the way, I have also coached some alumni and adult runners that have continued to have running goals as adults.


In addition to coaching, I was a software developer for 17 years before a second career as a high school math and computer science teacher for the past 16 years. I also love to SCUBA dive with my family, mainly in the Caribbean area, but we’re hoping to hit the Great Barrier Reef soon! I’m a dog person and love to read.


Over such a long period of coaching, I have read and studied many different coaches. As with most coaches, I am heavily influenced by my own coaches in high school and college, but other influences include Arthur Lydiard, Jack Daniels, Jay Johnson, and many others. I am a believer in forming a program that works for the runner and not shoe-horning into one specific system.


I ran competitively in high school and college. In high school, I finished 4th at the 1986 Indiana state cross country meet and 6th in the 1600m at the track state meet. In college at Georgia Tech, I won the 1988 Georgia Intercollegiate Cross Country Championship and was an All-ACC selection in the 10,000m on the track. As an adult, I have continued to compete. I qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon in 2017.


  • 800m: 1:58 (6/1990) Emory University Track Meet
  • 1500m: 3:56 (4/1988) Georgia Tech Track Meet
  • 1600m: 4:16.20 (6/1986) IN State Track Meet, still-standing school record
  • 3000m: 8:32 (2/1988) University of Florida Indoor Meet
  • 3200m: 9:26 (6/1986) Bloomington IN Regional Track Meet
  • 5000m: 14:41 (4/1988) University of Georgia Track Meet
  • 8000m: 25:15 (9/1987) University of Floriday XC Meet
  • 10000m: 30:31 (5/1988) ACC Championships Track Meet
  • Half-Marathon: 1:14:25 (4/1994) KY Derby Festival MiniMarathon
  • Marathon: 3:21 (4/2016) KY Derby Festival Marathon


  • Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame, 2015
  • Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Coach of the Year, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • KY State Cross Country Team Champions, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Coached 11 Individual State Champions
  • Coached 2 State Records


Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

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Any short term or long term goals?
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