Head coach Gregg Cornell is in his 14th season as the head coach of the cross country program. An All-New England cross country runner at CCRI, he continued to blossom later at Bridgewater State College, where he was a Division III All-American in 1986. His success carried over to marathons, becoming one of the state’s best long-distance runners by capturing the prestigious Ocean State Marathon in 1991 and the Cape Cod Marathon in 1995.
Gregg is still recognized as one of the best runners in Community College of Rhode Island History. He received special recognition in 1989 being selected into the CCRI Athletic Hall of Fame. His overall competitiveness, knowledge and teaching skills have combined to produce several standout athletes.
Hunter Stewart ’07 - Assistant Coach
Hunter Stewart, who competed for CCRI’s cross country, indoor track and outdoor track and field teams, has returned to his alma mater to serve as assistant coach of this year’s cross country squad.
At CCRI, Stewart was a member of the 2005 Northeast District Championship cross country team and the first-ever CCRI indoor track Northeast District Championship team in 2006. He was the indoor track 600m district champion in 2006 and 2007, and the outdoor track 800m and 4x800m district champion in 2007. He also received all-district honors in cross country in 2006 and in the outdoor track 800m event in 2007. Stewart holds CCRI indoor track records in the 500m (1:08.75) and the 600m (1:25.15). He shares the 4x800m relay record (8:41.25) with Kevin White, Joe Hannon, and Bryan Galvin.
An excellent student, Stewart was a recipient of the Rhode Island Legislative Scholar-Athlete Award while at CCRI. He transferred to Rhode Island College (RIC) to compete in all three running sports, earning All-Alliance/Little East honors as a junior and senior. As a senior, he was named captain and junior assistant coach of the cross country and indoor track teams. He graduated from RIC with a bachelor’s degree in English in 2010.
Stewart runs for the Providence Cobras racing and track and field teams. He lives in Foster.