University of North Florida Athletic Director Lee Moon announced the hiring of Jeff Pigg as UNF's Director of Cross Country/Track & Field on August 2012.
Pigg serves as the head coach for the Osprey men's and women's cross country/track & field programs, comes to UNF after spending four years as the Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach at the University of Georgia.
In his five seasons at the helm of the Osprey program, Pigg has guided the teams to some of their best showings in the Division I era highlighted by the ASUN Men's Cross Country title in 2016, which also earned him the ASUN Coach of the Year award. During his tenure, UNF has seen several program records broken and produced 13 NCAA Preliminary Qualifiers and the program's first NCAA Division I All-American with Eden Meyer collecting 2nd-team recognition in the 2017 10,000 meters. High jumper Bobby Harris also participated in the NCAA Olympic Trials in 2016.
In 2011, Pigg helped the Bulldogs return to the NCAA Cross Country Championships for the first time since 2004. Five Bulldogs were named to both the All-SEC teams (three men, two women), as well as the NCAA All-Region teams (four men, one woman) over the course of the season.
In his four cross country seasons at UGA, Pigg amassed an SEC Champion, and All-American, 13 NCAA All-Region performers and 12 All-SEC or All-SEC Freshman honorees. This past spring, Pigg helped lead UGA to a highly successful season, in which 19 UGA athletes advanced to compete at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Prior to coaching at UGA, Pigg served as the head coach of the cross country teams at the University of Florida from 2002-08. At the helm of that program, Pigg led the Gators to top-three finishes at the SEC Championships in each of his six seasons. His tenure at Florida was highlighted by the 2006 season, in which both the men's and women's team advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time in school history.
Pigg has coached many All-Americans in a coaching career that has seen him spend a year as an assistant coach for the United States in the Pan-American Games, as well as a 10-year stint as the Head Cross Country/Assistant Track and Field Coach at the University of Missouri.
A 1988 graduate of the University of Florida, Pigg was a member of Florida's cross country and track and field teams that won SEC Championships in 1987. He earned Cross Country All-SEC honors in both 1985 and 1986 for the Gators and was an SEC Academic Honor Roll member in 1987. He had 10 top-10 finishes in cross country races as a Gator and is still listed on several cross country top-10 lists at Florida. He earned two All-America honors and eight All-SEC honors in both cross country and track. He won the SEC indoor mile twice in his career as a Gator.
Pigg's personal-best times were 3:41.08 in the 1500-meter run and 1:48.75 in the 800. In 1986, he led the Gators to the SEC Cross Country Championship and an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Pigg and his wife, Vicki, have two daughters, Olivia and Liberty, and a son, Cole.