Coaching Staff

Steve Pasche

Head Coach

Learn more about Coach Steve

  • 12th year as head cross-country coach
  • 1997 graduate of St. John's University - B.A.
  • 1999 graduate of University of Iowa - M.S. Exercise Physiology
  • Named Men's Iowa Conference Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
  • Also serves as assistant track and field coach coaching the distance runners
  • Prior to taking over the Norse programs Steve spent two years as an assistant at Williams College (MA), where the women's team won the national championship in 2004 and the men's team finished in the top-10 in 2003 and 2004
  • From 2000-2002 head men's coach of cross country at Macalester College (MN)
  • 1997 graduate of St. John's University (MN) where he ran both cross country and track and earned all-conference honors in track in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters

Yarrow Pasche

Associate Head Coach

  • 12th year as associate head cross country coach for the women's program.
  • 2000 graduate of Macalester College - B.A. International Studies
  • Graduate of NCAA Women's Coaches Academy
  • Three-Times named Women's Iowa Conference Coach of the Year after Norse won league titles in 2006, 2007 and 2010
  • Also named Region Coach of the Year after Norse captured Central Region Titles in 2007 and 2010
  • Has helped lead Norse to seven appearances at the NCAA III National Championships placing 11th in 2006, 10th in 2007, 7th in 2008, 6th in 2010, 23rd in 2011, and 27th in 2013
  • Six-time All-American in cross country and track while a student-athlete at Claremont-McKenna College and Macalester College
  • Serves as the distance runners coach for the Norse track and field team
  • Joined the Luther staff following two years as an assistant at Williams College (Mass.), where the women's team won the national title in 2004

Austin Bauer

Assistant Coach

  • First year as an assistant coach
  • 2014 graduate of Luther College
  • During his cross country career he was a three-time all-Iowa Conference performer
  • He also earned all-region honors three times
  • Ran in top seven on two Norse teams that qualified for the NCAA III National Championships
  • Earned all-conference at the indoor track meet as a senior in the 5,000
  • National qualifier outdoors in the 10,000 as a senior
  • Named to Iowa Conference Fall Sports and Spring Sports All-Academic Team three times for each season
  • Will also serve as an assistant coach for the track and field team
NCAA

IIAC

Nike logo