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 two NJCAA National Championships; One in 2009 and another in 2013. He has also coached three runners to Individual National Championships. He has been named National Coach of the Year three times (Women's 2009 & 2013, Men's 2012) and Region Coach of the year six times (Women's 2009, 2010, & 2011 - Men's 2011, 2012, 2013)! In 2013 Coach Baynes guided the Men's and Women's Cross Country Program to being named the "Best Overall Program" at the NJCAA National Championships.
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.