Alex Compton is in his third year as an assistant coach for the Oglethorpe track and field/cross country program. His efforts have shown in the best-ever SAA finish for both cross country teams at the 2017 SAA Championships, and in the improved performance of the track and field program's distance runners.
He came to Oglethorpe from Oglethorpe County High School in Lexington, Georgia, a little under 90 miles east of Atlanta, where he served as the assistant track and field/cross country coach from February of 2010 to May of 2011. While there, he coahced multiple state qualifiers and region champions.
Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in philosophy from Georgia Southern University in 2012. While at Georgia Southern, he earned the course record and the individual title at the Georgia Southern True Blue 5K.
He also was a 4-time Georgia All-State performer while in high school, competed in the 2006 AAU Junior Olympics, and was a top 25 finisher in the inaugural Athens Half Marathon.