Former OC standout Coulter to help coach women’s XC squad

Former OC middle-distance standout Rachel (Snider) Coulter( will work as an assistant women's cross country coach at OC this season.
Former OC middle-distance standout Rachel (Snider) Coulter( will work as an assistant women's cross country coach at OC this season.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 6, 2013) – Former Oklahoma Christian middle-distance standout Rachel (Snider) Coulter will serve as an assistant women’s cross country coach at OC this season, head coach Wade Miller said Tuesday.

Coulter will join another former OC star, Josh Wayland, on Miller’s staff. Wayland will work as an assistant with the men’s program. Wayland and Coulter will replace two other former OC runners, Drew Harwell and Melyssa (Cardenas) Harwell, on Miller’s staff. The Harwells assisted Miller with the OC programs last fall.

“I appreciate what Drew and Melyssa Harwell have done for the program,” Miller said. “We definitely hope they will continue to be a part of the OC tradition.

"I'm excited to work with Josh and Rachel.  They both have had their hands on the record book at OC and I think they will contribute toward reaching our goals as a program."

Coulter transferred to OC from NCAA Division I Lipscomb before her sophomore season and set three individual school records while running for OC from 2007 to 2010. Her marks in the indoor 1,000 meters (3:04.09) and the outdoor 1,500 meters (4:45.43) still stand. She also once held the school record in the indoor 800 meters.

Coulter also was a part of relay teams that hold still-standing outdoor school records in the 4x800-meter relay (9:27.57) and the 6,400-meter relay (22:12.22).

She was a four-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete in cross country and track.

Coulter now works as a nurse at St. Anthony Hospital and is married to Jonathan Coulter.