Meredith Tribble is in her second season as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Alabama, assisting the Crimson Tide in middle distance, distance and cross country. Tribble assisted the 2013 women's cross country team to the highest Alabama team finish at the NCAA South Region meet since 1987, placing sixth in the team standings behind all-Region performances by sophomores Katelyn Greenleaf and Meropi Panagiotou. That outing capped a season in which the Tide women won three team titles during the regular season before a fourth-place finish at the SEC Championships.
A veteran athlete, coach and trainer, Tribble brings an impressive depth of experience to the Alabama staff. As an assistant at Ole Miss from 2010-12, Tribble's primary emphasis was on coaching the Rebels' distance runners and serving as assistant recruiting coordinator. The 2011 cross country season was the best in school history for the Ole Miss women's team, as the Rebels claimed a program-best fifth-place showing at the SEC Championships. Logan Waites became the first female in school history to earn All-SEC cross country honors, while Katie Breathitt joined her to achieve the best two finishes in school history at the conference meet, 11th place and 15th, respectively. Martin Kirui placed ninth to also earn All-SEC accolades for the men.
Tribble oversaw immediate improvement with the Rebel cross country teams in 2010, as Barnabas Kirui won his third SEC Cross Country title. The Ole Miss men placed fifth overall for their highest showing since 1996. The 2011 track and field season saw five women's distance school records shattered, including two by Waites (indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters) and two by Breathitt (outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000 meters).
Tribble was a volunteer assistant coach at Oregon State in 2009-10, and prior to that spent several seasons as a high school coach in Yakima, Washington.
As a competitor in college, Tribble (then Meredith Crane) competed at Texas A&M University from 2002-05 where she was a conference scorer and national competitor in cross country and track.
Transferring in 2005 to Seattle Pacific, Tribble competed for the Falcons in one cross country season where she was the conference runner-up and qualified again for the NCAA Championships, but did not compete due to illness.
A native of Yakima, Wash., Tribble graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in exercise physiology. In May of 2012, she married Alabama assistant track and field coach Adam Tribble. The Tribbles are the parents of a son, Ben.