Josh Stubbs joins the Illinois State cross country staff as a volunteer assistant. Stubbs graduated from West Point in 1997, where he was a four-year member of the cross country and track and field teams (1993-97). While running for Army, Stubbs earned All-Patriot League honors in cross country in 1994, 1995 and 1996 and in 1996, he was the 72nd runner to cross the finish line at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. While at West Point, he trained with Olympic runner Dan Browne for four years.
After completing his collegiate running career, Stubbs spent five years in the military, serving as an Assistant Adjutant in Germany, as well as a Captain in the U.S. Army working in Troy, Mich. Following his five years in the military, Stubbs took a job working for Catipillar in Mossville, Ill., where he served in the lab and as a manager.
While working for Catipillar, Stubbs got a chance to get back into the sport he loves- running. Stubbs worked with the Bradley men's cross country team from 2004-07 to develop and implement a year-round training program. He also assisted in recruiting, and scheduling.
Armed with a U.S.A. Track and Field Level I certificate, Stubbs is working on his masters degree in exercise physiology at Illinois State in hopes to become a cross country and track and field coach.
Stubbs resides in Morton, Ill., with his wife Shannon and three children, Emma (8), Parker (5) and Joshua (1).