Jason Pyles is no stranger to the Herd. In 2004 Pyles graduated from Marshall with a degree in education and while attending Marshall he ran cross country for three years under Coach Jeff Small and made the basketball team as a walk on for one season.
Following graduation, Pyles coached distance runners at Winfield high for the 2005 season. In 2005 Pyles won the First Annual Huntington Half Marathon. Pyle's has personal best records of 52:48 for 10 miles, 1:10:52 in the half marathon, 4:25 for the mile and 15:12 in the 5k.
Pyles grew up in Gallipolis, W.Va. and attended Point Pleasant High school where he holds the school record in the 1600m. Jason is the son of Robert and Marybeth Pyles.