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    Head Cross Country & Track Coach

    Cole Ballard

    • 7th year as Head Track Coach, 2nd year as Head Cross Country Coach
    • Hometown: Haviland, KS 
    • High School: Haviland High School
    • College: Garden City CC; Kansas State University 

    Coach Ballard enters his seventh year as the head track coach at Dodge City Community College. Coach Ballard also spent one year as the assistant coach.  He has coached 16 NJCAA national championship qualifiers.

    Coach Ballard played football at Garden City Community College, where he earned academic All-American honors his sophomore year.  Coach Ballard then transferred to Kansas State where he was a member of the Kansas State football program.

    Head Cross Country and Track Coach Cole Ballard and family

    A native of Haviland, KS, Coach Ballard earned his Bachelor's of Science in physical science from Kansas State.  Coach Ballard resides in Cimarron with his wife the former Rebecca Gillig, son Cord and daughter, Blaik.  He enjoys hunting and golfing in his spare time.