At a signing ceremony, the athlete will have their jerseys laying on table for decorative use, but San’Darius Coleman displayed his slew of medals he earned from his cross county/track career as he signed with Bethel University.

Coleman always knew he wanted to run on the college level his freshman year, when he was beating upperclassmen in races. He kept a simple formula for his success.

“Really putting God first and working hard.” The speedster said.


He was born with great speed. His running ability impressed the Bethel coaches so much, they picked him up from Covington and took him to Bethel for his official visit.

Brandon Kilburn, head coach for Bethel said: “He’s got something God-given and he works hard at it, so if you put those two together then you’ll always have a good combination.”

“His times speak for himself.”

Sharman Coley, Coleman’s current coach, knew what he is capable of since he entered high school.

“He’s just a natural,” Coley stated, “He has the runner’s build, and it looks easy for him. He’s just been blessed with God-given talent, and he has taken and used that God-given talent to advance himself and get an education paid for.”

“That’s what really unique is that he’s been one that has his goals set and knows what he really wants to do.”

He will be going to a program that is rebuilding as COVID-19 affected the college deeply to where it was on the verge of closing.

“We’re building back. We’re building back up to it.” Kilburn said.

David Perry
Author: David Perry