Cross Country Coaching Staff

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Ed Baynes

Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach, Athletics

Phone: 732.255.0400 x2922


Coach Ed Baynes has been the Head Cross Country Coach at Ocean County College since 2009.  Coach Baynes led the women's team to win the NJCAA National Championship in 2009.  He has also coached two runners to Individual National Championships.  He has been named National Coach of the Year twice (Women's 2009, Men's 2012) and Region Coach of the year five times (Women's 2009, 2010, & 2011 - Men's 2011, 2012)!

He attended Toms River South, Iona College, and La Salle University.  As a collegiate runner, Coach Baynes was extremely successful being named NCAA All-Northeast Region Cross Country in 2006, NCAA All-Mid Atlantic Cross Country in 2007, and and NCAA Academic All-American in 2007.

Coach Baynes believes that running is all about dedication to the sport you love. He believes that his job is to motivate his athletes to achieve the best they can on any given day.