Assistant Track and Field Coach (Sprints and Hurdles)
Bye joins Lipscomb in 2019 after a 13-year career as the head coach of the South Florida track and field program.
- Individual Conference Champions, multiple All Big East-AAC Performers, 44 Responsible for all aspects of programs
- Cross Country Team Ranked #1 in Team G.P.A in the country in 2007
- USTFCCCA Women’s Team All-American Academic designation - 26 semesters consecutively.
- Maintained women’s roster of 75, meeting administration’s Title IX goals
- Implemented men’s indoor track & field program
- Coached 2 Olympic Trials Finalists, 2 NCAA Runners-Up, 22 NCAA All-Americans, 44 Big East AAC School Record Holders and 2 Junior National Champions
- Representative to NCAA for Big East-AAC Conferences at USTFCCCA Convention
- Hosted Big East, AAC, and NCAA East Preliminary Championships, NCAA Championships
Prior to being named head coach, Bye served two years with the Bulls as an assistant coach, specializing in horizontal jumps and combined events. With Bye's help, the Bulls had seven athletes qualify in eight events for the 2006 NCAA East Regional, as well as three advance to the national meet in Sacramento, Calif. In addition to managing USF's home meets, Bye also worked as an EXCEL counselor in USF's Academic Services.
Bye came to USF from the University of Louisville, where he was the women's cross country and track and field head coach from 2002-04. In addition to training NCAA qualifiers and conference champions at Louisville, he was recognized for three straight years by the NCAA for the team's grade point average.
Bye began his six-year tenure at Louisville in 1998 as an assistant coach, focusing on sprints, hurdles, jumps and combined events. He guided the Cardinals to their highest point totals ever at both the indoor and outdoor Conference USA Championships in 2002. Louisville's fifth-place showing at the outdoor meet equaled the highest finish by the Cards in 12 years. Prior to that, he was the sprint, hurdles, jumps and combined-event coach for both the men's and women's teams.
In just five short years while at the University of Louisville, Bye was involved in more than 40 of the team's indoor and outdoor school records. In three years as head coach, Bye had six individual Conference USA champions and 20 athletes finish among the top three at the indoor and outdoor conference meets. Bye coached six NCAA Mid-East Regional qualifiers in two years and one NCAA qualifier in the high jump.
In the classroom at Louisville, the women's program placed an astounding 25 of 30 student-athletes on the Spring Athletic Director's honor roll for maintaining a 3.0 grade point average for the semester. The program maintained its highest two-year GPA (3.24 in 2001-02; 3.29 in 2002-03) since those records were first kept in 1988-89.
Bye's coaching experience extends to his alma mater, Indiana University, where he was a volunteer assistant from 1996-98. During that same period, he was Executive Director of the Indiana Track Club in Bloomington, Ind. Under his guidance, the club's membership increased from 70 to 250 members in just one season.
Bye earned a bachelor of science in kinesiology-teaching (K-12) in 2000 from Indiana. He landed at Indiana after a successful high school career at Crawford County High in Marengo, Ind.