Dave Woolever returns to the helm of the Johnson & Wales
University cross country program for his third season. A
former collegiate runner, Dave has served as assistant coach and
head coach at both the collegiate and high school
After graduating from Shepherd College, Dave served as a graduate assistant to the East Carolina University cross country program. From there, he then served as a volunteer and assistant coach for various high schools in North Carolina and West Virginia. While serving in the US Air Force, Dave also coached the Incirlik High School track program at Incirlik Air Base in the Republic of Turkey.
Coach Woolever returned to Shepherd where he assumed the head coaching responsibilities for the NCAA II cross country program. In this capacity, Woolever vitalized the program by securing and coordinating the 1997 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Championship Meet. He also directed and coordinated the Shepherd Running Camp. Both of these events were "firsts" for the Shepherd program.
Dave is a graduate of Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and has a B.A. in Secondary Education Social Studies. He is currently a certified teacher through the State of West Virginia for grades 5-12. He also earned an M.A. in Adult & Community Education from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. Most recently, he earned an M.A. in History with a preferred concentration in Military Strategy and History from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He currently serves in the School of Arts & Sciences at JWU where he teaches Ethics of Business Leadership and Foundations of Leadership.
In addition to his formal education, Dave is also a certified personal trainer through the Cooper Institute and is a certified Level I & II Coach through USA Track & Field A native of Maryland and having grown up in the Appalachian Mountains, Dave is no stranger to outdoor sports and the mountain lifestyle that Colorado provides. In addition to his teaching and coaching responsibilities at JWU, Dave also works as a part time ski instructor for the Breckenridge Ski & Ride School. As such, Dave is very active and loves Colorado!