James Tyler McQuality joins the Illinois Tech cross country and track and field staffs for the 2018-19 season as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams. He brings both experience and knowledge of the sport to the program, which will enhance the overall talent and student-athlete experience the Scarlet Hawks.
McQuality comes to Tech by way of North Central College, where he was a four-time All-Conference selection for the three-time NCAA Division III National Champion Cardinals (2014, 2016, 2017). North Central College tallied six College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championships while McQuality was rostered. In addition, he was an All-Academic student-athlete in the CCIW.
His knowledge and passion for the sport is also evidence by his experience off the course. He has spent time with both Dick Pond Athletics and Naperville Running Company as a Sales Associate, increasing each company’s base by establishing relationships with local high school coaches. His horizons in the sport of running have also broadened through his internship with the Chicago Area Runners Association, where he has established relationships with runners in the Chicagoland area through his work on marketing and events.