It's no coincidence that distance records started falling at the same time Garry May joined the Towson cross country/track and field staff. His impact should continue as he makes the move to assistant coach.
May has guided numerous standouts in his time at Towson, including cross country stars Katie Ogden and Kaylin Gilmartin-Donohue. Ogden was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association performer in 2010 and 2011, while Gilmartin-Donohue earned the distinction in 2011.
During May's tenure, Brandi Gervais was named the 2010-11 CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year.
May helped Ogden reach another milestone on the track and field team, as she garnered All-CAA honors in the 10K run during the track season in 2012 with May's assistance.
Collegiately, May ran cross country and track at Indiana State before transferring to Ball State where he earned a degree in Sports Administration in 2008. Although Ball State had discontinued both cross country and track, he continued to train on his own.
Prior to moving to Maryland he helped out at his former high school, Angola H.S., where he wrote workouts for the distance programs.
Upon arriving in Maryland he was named cross country coach at Indian Creek Upper School in Crownsville where he developed a new program.
He became a volunteer at Towson for the 2009-10 indoor track season, working with the distance runners who broke records in the 5000 run, the mile run, the 4x800 relay and the distance medley relay. Last spring the 10,000 run, 3,000 steeplechase, 1500 run and 4x800 outdoor records fell.
May remains active competing in road races from the 5K to the half-marathon.