Campus Chaplain and Head Cross Country Coach
Appointed 2016. Since taking over Valor Christian’s young program in 2012 Coach Coplen has coached Individual State Champions in the 800, 1600 and 3200 as well as an Individual State Champion in XC. He’s also coached two State Runner-ups as well as several All-State runners during that time. His girls teams have consistently been one of the top teams in the state after finishing almost dead last at the Regional Meet back in 2012. This past year Valor’s top boy broke the Colorado All-Classification record in the 3200 as well as the US Sophomore national record and was named the “Gatorade Runner of the Year” in both XC and Track. 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.