Chad Pearson now is in his second year as a graduate assistant coach for the NC State cross country program.
The Kings Mountain, N.C., native, who earned a degree in biological sciences from NC State in 2003, left his mark in NC State history, collecting All-America and all-conference honors in both his junior and senior seasons. Pearson was also named to the Academic All-America roll following his senior campaign. Prior to coming to NC State in 2000, Pearson was the 1999 Big South champion in the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meters at UNC Asheville. In addition, Pearson served on the 2000 Junior National cross country squad.