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Lenoir-Rhyne Hires Nunan to Lead Triathlon Program

Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate has announced the hiring of Harley Nunan as the Men’s and Women’s Triathlon Coach. Nunan comes to Lenoir-Rhyne after starting the program at Newberry.

“We are excited to welcome Harley and her family to our LR community as we look to continue to develop the newly established programs to the next level,” said Pate. “Harley has the experience and passion we look for to provide an exceptional experience for our student-athletes that will position them for success in their sport, the classroom, and in all aspects of life. I am confident she will build a strong culture and foundation to ensure the programs will thrive and sustain for years to come.”

Nunan brings 10 years of coaching experience to Lenoir-Rhyne. Nunan’s experience spans from a former USA Triathlon employee and coach to her career as an elite triathlete. Prior to starting the program at Newberry, Nunan served as the head cross country and track and field coach at Falcon High School in Peyton, Colorado. Before that, she held the same title at Mendocino High School in Mendocino, California. Harley is also a former triathlete for 1900 Triathlon where she started up a youth division.

From January of 2019 to June of 2020, she worked for USA Triathlon as the Coaching Education Manager. In this position, Nunan was responsible for coordinating and managing coaching education clinics across the country and developed educational curriculums, manuals, and all continuing education units for coaches. Harley has a Master of Science degree in Sports Science & Health and is a USA Triathlon Level II certified coach, a USA Weightlifting Level I coach, USA Swim 201 coach, USA Track and Field Level I coach, and a USA Cycling Level III coach. She also spent over two years as the Pikes Peak Athletics Triathlon Coach.

” I’d like to thank Kim Pate, the athletic department and the hiring committee for affording me this great opportunity,” said Nunan. “I look forward to being part of, and contributing to, the LR community. I’d also like to thank President Dr. Whitt and the athletic department for supporting the growth of NCAA triathlon and making this possible. Lastly I’d like to acknowledge Tim Yount and his team at USA Triathlon for continuing to work day in and day out for triathlon to succeed as an NCAA sport. “