Campus Chaplain and Head Cross Country Coach
Appointed 2016. Previous to coming to Valor, Mr. Coplen spent 15 years in full time ministry as a Worship Pastor in TX and in CO. He began coaching runners several years ago and has served as Valor’s Head Cross Country coach since 2012. Since taking over the program, Mr. Coplen has developed many runners who have moved on to run at the college level. Mr. Coplen is an accomplished runner himself, having run the Boston Marathon several times. He loves to trail run up in the mountains, and is one of the top Master Runners in the state of Colorado, having several top 3 finishes on the distance and ultra-marathon circuit. Mr. Coplen has been married to his wife since 1996, and they have three children.