Greg Coplen

Campus Chaplain and Head Cross Country Coach

Appointed 2016. Since taking over Valor Christian’s cross country program in 2012, Coach Coplen has coached Individual State Champions in the 800, 1600, 3200 as well as the 4×800. He’s also coached XC individual state champions, state runner-ups and numerous all-state runners in his time at Valor. His girls teams have grown into a consistent state powerhouse after finishing almost dead last at the Regional Meet back in 2012. From 2017-2019, the “Gatorade Athlete of the Year” awards in Track & XC have gone to a Valor Christian distance runner. Valor has produced multiple collegiate and Division 1 runners over the past several years.

When Greg is not coaching his high schoolers you can find him hanging out with his wife of over 20 years and three almost grown children, smoking some BBQ on the back porch, or doing some kind of ultramarathon on the mountain trails of Colorado.