Bill Cason Named Assistant Cross Country Coach at Guilford College

Greensboro, N.C. — Long-time track and cross country mentor Bill Cason was hired as Guilford College’s first assistant men’s and women’s cross country coach Wednesday. The Clemmons, N.C., resident will assist Quakers’ first-year coach Heidi Pinkerton, especially with recruiting.

Bill Cason

Cason brings seven years of head track and field and cross country coaching experience to Guilford. He served as Clemson University’s head men’s cross country/assistant track and field coach from 1985-88 and won the 1987 Atlantic Coast Conference’s (ACC) Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year Award. The Tigers captured the 1987 ACC men’s cross country title and placed 11th in the NCAA Division I Championship meet. Cason coached multiple distance runners to All-America honors and ACC individual titles as well as Olympic team berths. In addition to coaching, he also earned his master’s degree in counseling from Clemson.

In 1988, Cason took over as head men’s and women’s cross country coach at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he also started the Seahawks’ track and field teams. Three UNC Wilmington students combined to win four Colonial Athletic Association track and field titles and five Seahawks combined for nine all-conference cross country commendations under Cason’s charge.

After leaving UNC Wilmington in 1992, Cason embarked on a sales career. He and his family relocated to Winston-Salem, N.C., and he presently works with the Dun and Bradstreet Corporation in Greensboro. In 1985, Cason earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from the University of Florida where he was an All-Southeastern Conference distance runner in cross country and track. He started his college career at Furman University where he garnered All-Southern Conference laurels in cross country and outdoor track.