Meredith Tribble is in her third season as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Alabama, assisting the Crimson Tide in middle distance, distance and cross country.
In 2013 and 2014, Tribble assisted the Crimson Tide women’s cross country team to the highest Alabama team finishes at the NCAA South Region meet since 1987, placing third in the team standings both years behind all-Region performances by Katelyn Greenleaf (twice), Meropi Panagiotou and Hannah Waggoner. Over the last two seasons, the Tide women have won five team titles during the regular season finishing third at the 2014 SEC Championships and sixth at the 2013 SEC meet.
A veteran athlete, coach and trainer, Tribble has an impressive depth of coaching experience. 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 earned a program-best fifth-place finish at the 2011 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, 11th 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.
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 couple have two children, a son, Ben, and a daughter, Georgia.