In his second role as a collegiate head coach, Jim Brewer enters his second season as Concordia's head coach for cross-country and track and field in 2012-2013. In 2012 Two Eagles claimed individual track and field titles at the GSAC Championships while Rick Avila was named a 2011 All-American as a member of the men's cross-country team. He coached one NAIA All-American in indoor and outdoor track and field in 2012, respectively.
Brewer and his wife, Rachel, most recently began the aforementioned programs at University of Great Falls (MT) in 2007, and he piloted both squads through the 2010-11 academic year.
Before taking the position at Great Falls, Brewer served as an assistant coach over two stints (1996-97 and 2003-07) at his alma mater, Western Washington University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1998.
Brewer, who made community involvement a priority over his four seasons at Great Falls, has also been involved with Athletes in Action for several years, most recently serving as the men's chaplain for a group of student-athletes to Kenya on a three-week trip in 2009.
An NAIA All-American runner as an undergraduate, Brewer began his coaching career at Stanwood (WA) High School back in 1990, and coached throughout his collegiate career at Mount Baker High School in Deming, Wash., and at Western Washington.
His first collegiate coaching stint came at Western Washington in 1996-97, the year before he graduated, and he returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach in 2003, where he served until accepting his first head coaching position at Great Falls in 2007.
Brewer holds United States Sports Academy level III coaching certification.
He also holds U.S. Track and Field level II certification.
Jim and his wife Rachel will celebrate their 11-year anniversary this November and their son, Holden, will turn 3 in February. They welcomed their second child, daughter, Karen, in March of 2012.