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Ed Boardman is entering his 18th year as the Head Coach for Boys and Girls Cross-Country at Carlisle High School. He took over the program in the late summer of 2006 and worked very hard to fix a program that was in freefall over the previous 2 seasons.

He spent the 4 years prior coaching alongside Olympic marathoner, Steve Spence, as the long distance coach at Shippensburg University during Spring Track seasons and a volunteer assistant to Spence during Fall XC seasons (2001-2005). Originally from Chambersburg, he was a team captain of both cross-country (1995) and track (1996) while leading his team to a Mid-Penn Conference Track & Field Championship. He was a top five runner on one of the finest teams in school history in 1994 when the Trojans were 7th at States running sub-17min on multiple occasions.

He attended Shippensburg University, and was a varsity athlete throughout his four years of undergraduate study and served as a captain for both the cross-country and track & field teams for the 1999-2000 season. During his four seasons of coaching at the collegiate level after graduation, his athletes claimed 22 PSAC places, including 5 individual championships. He has coached one All-American (Kelly Stewart's 35:34 in the 10k placed 4th at NCAAs in 2004) and one Academic All-American.

The highlight of his first year at Carlisle High School was guiding Marie Lamparter to an 8 th place finish at the Pennsylvania State Meet (2006). In 2008 he was proud to coach his first individual District III Champion: Kyle Hurston. 2013 was marked by Carlisle XC’s first Mid-Penn title since the 1990s as that boys’ team went on to place 6th at the PIAA Championships led by Zach Brehm. In 2014, it was the Lady Herd who finally brought home an elusive District III XC Championship to Carlisle for the first time this millennium.

2016 re-wrote the record books as the Carlisle Boys XC team made history with a 2nd place podium finish at States for the first time in school history. The year was highlighted by Carlisle’s first individual XC State Champion, Noah Affolder, and of course Mid-Penn and District III team titles in the process.

2019 was the girls’ year to shine as Sophia Toti led the XC team to a District III Championship in a year in which all four District III teams finished Top-10 at STATES! Sophia also became Coach Boardman’s first girl to claim an individual District III Championship as well and she went on to place 4th at States.

Also the Head Coach for the Boys’ and Girls’ Track & Field teams here in Carlisle from 2008-2022, Boardman’s programs have captured 8 District III Team Championships since 2011! This constitutes 8 of the 9 District III team titles Carlisle Athletics have won in ANY sport over the past 25 years.

Always looking to the future, the past decade has been fantastic, but Boardman is always looking for growth and improvement.

He works full-time for the Department of Defense in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where he is employed as a Financial Management Analyst. He holds a Master's of Business Administration from Shippensburg University. He resides with his family in Shippensburg where his children are predominantly engaged in soccer, field hockey, and wrestling.

Mid-Penn XC Commonwealth Division Champions: BOYS: ‘13,’16,’17,’18,’19,’20,’21
Mid-Penn XC Commonwealth Division Champions: GIRLS: ‘17,’18,’19
District III XC Champions: BOYS: 2016
District III XC Champions: GIRLS: 2014 and 2019
Pennsylvania State XC Championships Qualifying teams BOYS: ‘07,‘08,‘13,‘14,‘15,‘16,‘17,’18,‘20
Pennsylvania State XC Championships Qualifying teams GIRLS: ‘07,’12,’14,’15,’16,‘19

D.J. Rodkey, entering his fourth year on the Thundering Herd coaching staff and sixth year as a cross country coach, is the Information Technology Teacher at Carlisle High School. Prior to joining Carlisle, Coach Rodkey was the head cross country coach at Blairsville High School and an assistant varsity track & field coach at Saltsburg High School. Rodkey has worked with multiple state qualifiers at Saltsburg, including a 2018 state medalist. He has also had the privilege to be around some of Indiana County's hall of fame athletes and coaches including Angel Piccirillo and Rick Foust. He has also worked with several successful head coaches including Michael Gentile (Homer-Center), Melissa Milanak (Saltsburg), Chris Matava (United), and Matt Rodkey (Homer-Center), his father. 

Coach Rodkey has served as a PIAA Official for basketball, cross country, and track & field since the 2015-16 school year. Rodkey is a 2015 graduate of United High School and a 2018 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Rodkey operates Carlisle’s “XC Lite” program in addition to assisting the JV and varsity teams. Coach Rodkey is also the founding advisor of Carlisle Esports where he serves as the General Manager. Additionally, he serves as Head Varsity Track & Field Coach.

T.Y. Chandler enters his third season on the Thundering Herd cross country coaching staff after nearly two years off serving in the Air National Guard. Coach T.Y. attend Carlisle High School until his junior year when he moved to Virginia Beach, VA graduating from Tallwood High School. He was a mid distance runner and a sprinter, and he qualified for the New Balance Nationals in the sprint medley during his senior year. He also competed at the AAU junior Olympics in the 1500m. Coach T.Y. has two little girls named Avan and June, and he is currently working in the school district as a food unit lead at Mt. Holly Elementary School.

David Moore is entering his first season with Carlisle High School’s coaching staff. Prior to joining the Thundering Herd, Coach Moore spent 5 years (2015-2019) mentoring athletes in the middle- and long-distance events as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s track & field and cross country teams at Penn State Harrisburg, working alongside then head coach Danielle Lynch to help take the track program off the ground through its inaugural NCAA seasons. While there, he was also a full-time faculty member in the college’s undergraduate Kinesiology program from 2016-2021. Many of his athletes achieved new personal bests, and his men’s squad continues to hold the top times for middle distance events in the program’s record books.  Notable accolades also include coaching 800-meter runner, Joe Phifer, to become the program’s first indoor and outdoor ECAC DIII track and field championships qualifier and outdoor ECAC DIII medalist, with a qualifying and personal-best time of 1:53.00.  
Before joining the PSU-Harrisburg coaching staff, Coach Moore served 4 years (2011-2014) as an assistant with the boys’ cross-country program at State College Area High School.  While at State College, he, alongside then head coach Dave Felice and fellow assistant coach Rusty McCrea, helped guide the Little Lions to two (2013, 2014) PIAA District VI team victories, a Mid-Penn Conference tournament team championship (2013), as well as 4th (2013) and 11th (2014) place boys AAA team finishes at the PIAA state cross country championships. 

Moore is a two-time graduate of Penn State University, earning his B.S. in Biology in 2007 and his Ph.D. in Physiology in 2014. While attending Penn State, he was member of the Triathlon Club before running his final 2 years with the cross country and track & field teams under the guidance and mentorship of the late, hall of fame coach, Harry Groves.