Keith Whitman took over as the Head Coach of the Ursuline’s Cross Country Program in 2010. He also serves as an Assistant Coach for the Arrows Track & Field Program.
Whitman, who specializes in distance, brings years of experience to the program. He has spent time coaching at Magnificat High School, Southeast Middle School, and Theodore Roosevelt High School. He has collegiate experience at Muskingum College, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kent State University and Baldwin-Wallace College.
A Student-Athlete at Kent State University, Whitman graduated with his bachelor's degree in physical education and his master's degree in sports administration. While at Kent State he was a scholarship varsity athlete on the Track & Field team. A member of the school-record holding 3200-meter relay team, Whitman finished 4th in the conference in the 1000-meter indoor race, 5th in the conference 1500-meter outdoor race, and 6th in the conference 1500-meter indoor race.
Among his coaching success stories, he has guided four NCAA Division II National Qualifiers, two NCAA Division II All-Americans, four NCAA Division III national qualifiers, three Ohio Athletic Conference Champions, and four NCAA Division III All-Ohio Champions in track. In 1999, UNK’s Men's Cross Country Team earned 14th place finish at the NCAA championships. He also coached five Individual Academic All-Americans in Cross Country at UNK.
Whitman served in US Army Reserve from 1988-1996 as a member of the 682 Heavy Maintenance Company in Revenna, Ohio, where he achieved the rank of Specialist (E-4).