A former collegiate harrier, Emily Vall, a volunteer coach with cross country, is working on her a Ph.D in Physical Education Pedagogy at USC.
A doctoral teaching assistant, Vall earned her master's degree in 2001 from the University of South Florida. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Physical Education in 2000 from Florida Southern College while running cross country for the Moccasins. Vall was named all-conference all four years she competed, and she helped lead her team to three consecutive Southern State Conference titles. Vall also helped lead her team to its first appearance in the Division II Championships in 1999 when the team claimed 11th place.
Vall, 28, resides in Columbia and is single.