Shadrack Songok
Shadrack Songok
Title: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Kapsabet, Kenya
High School: Maji Mazuri HS
Previous College: Texas A&M - Corpus Christi

Shadrack Songok enters his third season as an assistant coach for the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams.

Songok, a native of Kapsabet, Kenya, joined the coaching staff in the fall of 2009 and is a three-time national champion for the Islanders under head coach Shawn Flanagan. In 2005 he became the first Islander in any sport to reach the finals of an NCAA Championship event and in 2007 he became the first national champion in school history.

As a member of the cross country and track and field teams he became the first All-American in Texas A&M – Corpus Christi history in 2006 and followed up with several All-American honors throughout his career as a distance runner. Songok won back-to-back titles in the 10,000-meter run in 2007 and 2008 and won the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Indoor Championship.

Songok became the first Southland Conference runner to repeat as the champion in 26 years. He was named the Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year for two years. Songok competed in consecutive NCAA Championship meets in cross county after winning the Southland Conference and NCAA South Central Region titles in 2006 and 2007.

In all, Songok competed in seven NCAA Championship meets in his time as an Islander.

Songok received his undergraduate degree in chemisty and graduate degree in accounting, both from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi.