Clint May enters his third year as the head coach for the cross country programs at Southern Virginia University. The 2017 teams both finished 5th out of 10 teams at the CAC championship meet. In 2018 the Knights will look, once again, improve and battle for a top-three finish in the conference.
The 18-time Montana Cross Country Coach of the Year was named to the position at SVU in June 2016.
At the conclusion of the 2017 season, SVU's top runners had re-written the top 4 slots on the program's all-time leaderboard. For the men, Michael Myers, a sophomore, tops the leaderboard with a 25:30 for 8K. Close behind, Freshman Colter May, 25:35, was named CAC Rookie of the Year. On the women's side, Morgan Bingham and Sydney Bigelow charged to the top. Not only do they own the top times in school history at 22:04 and 22:25 for 6K, but they also went 1-2 at the CAC Championships. Morgan was voted CAC Runner of the Year, as well as CAC Rookie of the Year.
Prior to taking the reigns at SVU, Coach May led the Bozeman Hawks, Bozeman High School, MT, to 18 State titles (nine men, nine women) over a 10 year period of time. In 2015-16 May's distance crew reached program high marks both as teams and individuals. In cross country, both squads followed their State titles with first and second place finishes at Northwest Championships (NXN) hosted by Nike. Both programs qualified for the National Championship meet where the men finished 8th and the women finished 19th. In track, 3 school records were established. Chase Equall ran 4:13 (1600m) and 9:13 (3200m), and Piper Meuwissen ran 10:49 (3200m).
May graduated from Montana State University in 1995 with a Bachelor's degree in health enhancement and has taught Physical Education in Montana for several years. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Detroit, Michigan. Clint and Mindy May are the parents of Colter (22), Tate (20), Dylan (16), and daughter Kensey (14).