Bob Brickman '03 has been the head coach of the men’s and women’s track programs for the past seven seasons. He has however been involved in the program since its inception in 2000, first as a student-athlete and then as an assistant coach for seven years. Over the years he has developed a program that is competitive at the team level and has produced individual national level competitors.
Each season Brickman has led the women’s team to top five finishes at the conference championships while the men’s team has been in the top five for five of the past seven seasons. In the 2017 the women’s team had three individuals earn All-Conference honors and one individual earn NAIA and NCCAA All-American honors. The women had one individual qualify for the NAIA Indoor and Outdoor Championships and the men had three qualifiers for the outdoor national meet.
Overall in the past seven years Brickman has had 12 individuals and eight relay teams qualify for the NAIA Indoor Championships and 22 individuals and five relays qualify for the outdoor national meet. In addition seven athletes have earned NAIA All-American status and 38 performers have been named NCCAA All-American.
As a student-athlete, Brickman was a four-year track distance runner for the Trolls. He served as a team captain and participated in the NCCAA national meets. He earned his bachelor's degree in business at Trinity in 2003.
In addition to his track head coaching duties, Brickman is also the head coach of the cross country programs at Trinity. He has served as the NCCAA national chair for cross country. He is also employed by the security department of the College. He resides with his wife Katie, daughter Autumn, and son Bobby in Oak Forest, Illinois.