Henry Brun was named the head coach for the Benedictine College Track & Field Program in June of 2015.
In his first year as head coach, Coach Brun guided the program to the 2016 Women's Heart Indoor Track Championship and top three finishes for both women's and men's programs at the 2016 Heart Outdoor Championship.
For his efforts, Coach Brun was also named the Heart Women's Coach of the Year for the indoor season. In his first season the program earned 11 Indoor and 14 Outdoor championships while earning eight Indoor NAIA qualifiers and two Outdoor qualifiers. Nine Indoor records and seven Outdoor records were also broken in the first season under Coach Brun.
The program also earned six Indoor NAIA All-America and one Outdoor NAIA All-America selections while earning the NAIA National Championship in the Women's 4x800 meter relay.
Brun came to Benedictine from Adrian College, a NCAA Div. III school in Adrian, Mich. He served as the Associate Head Track & Field Coach as well as the recruiting coordinator at Adrian.
While at Adrian, Brun was responsible for coaching sprints, jumps and hurdles and also planned daily practices, strength & conditioning programs while also coordinating team academic progress, an alumni/family support program, fundraising efforts and community service projects.
Brun was a NCAA Div. III All-American at Alma College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
Before he became a standout on the track for Alma, Brun served as a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force from 2005 to 2010.
Brun currently has a USA Track & Field Level 1 Certification and a USTFCCCA Track & Field Technical Certification.
Jeffery Chanay joined the Raven Track & Field staff in the fall of 2015 and will focus on coaching the pole vault for head coach Henry Brun. He recently completed his USA Level 1 certification.
Coach Chanay graduated from Central Missouri State University (now known as the University of Central Missouri) in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation.
While at Central Missouri, he was named to the MIAA All-Academic Team in 1996 and was also the 1995 MIAA Pole Vault Champion at the Outdoor Championships.
Prior to Central Missouri he vaulted and competed in the Heptathalon at Garden City Community College from 1992-1994.
He current holds a FAA Commercial Pilot and Airframe And Powerplant Mechanic Certificates and has been flying commercially since 1995.
Coach Chanay served as a volunteer assistant at Garden City and has recently started competing in Masters Track & Field. He, his wife Kelly, and son Mason, currently reside in Holton.
Danny Butterfield joined the coaching staff for head coach Henry Brun in the Spring of 2016 and will focus on coaching the Raven throwers.
Coach Butterfield attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., where he started off as a sprinter/decathlete but soon found great success with the javelin, setting the school record.
Coach Butterfield has coached at the HS level as well as being the Head Coach of the Pony Express Track Club. He has coached over 40 State champions/medalist in most track events as well as 20-plus college scholarships athletes.
He currently holds his USATF level 1 & 2 certifications and serves as the Vice Chairman of Missouri Valley AAU and is a board member of AAU Region 16 which covers, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and most of Missouri.
Coach Butterfield is married to Lorie Butterfield and they have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. He currently works for Mega Industries as a project manager.
EJ Daffin was added to the track and field coaching staff in the Fall of 2016.
Coach Daffin comes to Benedictine from his alma mater of Siena Heights University where he served an assistant coach during the 2015-16 school year.
He worked with the sprints and hurdle groups and also led strength and conditioning for the Saints track & field programs. In his one season, he mentored student-athletes to a total of 13 NAIA Indoor National qualifying marks, 7 NAIA Indoor All-Americans, 1 NAIA Indoor National Champion (Women’s 60 Meter Hurdles), 17 NAIA Outdoor National qualifying marks, 7 NAIA Outdoor All-Americans, and 1 NAIA Outdoor National Champion (Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles).
A native of Detroit where he graduated from Michigan Collegiate HS, Coach Daffin competed at Siena Heights for four years specializing in the sprints and jumps. He was a 6-time NAIA National qualifier and 3-time All-American high jumper, with a personal best of 2.13m/6’11 ¾”. In 2015, Coach Daffin received his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Social Work.
Phil Davis is a newcomer to coaching, but he is no stranger to Benedictine College, the place he’s called home for the last four years. Davis graduated from Benedictine in May, 2017, with degrees in marketing and Spanish. He was a four year member of the cross country and track teams here after walking on as a transfer student from Southern Methodist University. He earned all conference honors as well as team awards during his career including Most Improved and the Bowerman Coach’s Award.
During his time as a Raven Davis was very involved on campus. He served as a Student Government Association Senator, Vice President of the Spanish Club and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee as well as Varsity Catholic Bible studies.
Davis is thrilled to start his coaching career at his alma mater and help lead Ravens on the path to greatness.