Coaching Staff

Jeff WettachJeff Wettach

Head Coach

  • Office: Regents Center 208
  • Phone: (563) 387-1577
  • 1979 graduate of Luther College
  • 29th year as head coach - ninth as head coach for both the men's and women's programs
  • During his tenure his student-athletes have recorded 466 all-conference performances (top-three finishes); 21 indoor conference titles; 71 outdoor conference titles; and 42 All-American honors including the 2001 Indoor Distance Medley Relay National Championship team
  • Named 1995 Iowa Conference Coach of the Year in track and field
  • Serves as director of the Luther College Distance Running Camp

Steve Pasche - Asst CoachSteve Pasche

Assistant Coach - Mid-Distance/Distance

  • Office: Regents Center 212
  • Phone: (563) 387-1589
  • 1997 graduate of St. John's University.
  • 1999 graduate of University of Iowa - M.S. Exercise Physiology.
  • 10th year as assistant coach
  • Also serves as the head men's and women's cross-country coach
  • Led Norse men's team to Iowa Conference cross country championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • His men's cross-country teams have placed 6th at the NCAA III National Championships in 2006, 8th in 2007 and 26th in 2010, 24th in 2012 and 14th in 2013
  • Named Iowa Conference Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • 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 2000-02 head men's coach of cross country at Macalester College (MN)

Yarrow PascheYarrow Pasche

Assistant Coach - Mid-Distance/Distance

  • Office: Regents Center 212
  • Phone: (563) 387-1589
  • 2000 Graduate of Macalester College
  • 10th year as an assistant coach
  • Also serves as the associate head coach for women's cross country team
  • Led the Norse women to Iowa Conference cross-country championships in 2006, 2007 and 2010
  • Her teams have made seven appearances at the NCAA III National Cross-Country Championships finishing 11th (2006), 10th (2007), 7th (2008), 6th in 2010, 23rd in 2011, 14th in 2012, and 27th in 2013
  • Named Iowa Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2010
  • Named Cross Country Central Region Coach of the Year after the Norse captured the 2007 and 2010 Central Region championship
  • 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
  • Four-time All-American in 1500 meter run (1997-2000) and a two-time All-American in Cross Country (1997, 1998) while a student-athlete at Macalester College

Jess TangenJess Tangen

Assistant Coach - Throws

  • 2008 Graduate of Luther College
  • Sixth year as an assistant coach
  • Three-time All-American in Discus - 2005, 2006, 2008
  • 2008 All-American in Shot Put
  • 2008 all-Iowa Conference Indoors - Shot Put
  • 2008 Iowa Conference Outdoor Champion - Shot Put
  • 2005 and 2008 Iowa Conference Outdoor Champion - Discus

 

Doug HamiltonDoug Hamilton

Assistant Coach - Sprints and Relays

  • 2011 graduate of Luther College
  • Fourth year as an assistant coach
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse
  • Three-time academic all-conference honoree

 

 

 

Vaughn TackmannVaughn Tackmann

Assistant Coach - Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Recruiting Coordinator

  • Office: Regents Center 230
  • Phone: (563) 387-1083
  • Second year as an assistant coach
  • 2011 graduate of Luther College
  • Four-year letter winner in track and field
  • Academic all-conference honoree

 

 

Maggie Pierson - Asst. CoachMaggie Pierson

Assistant Coach - Mid-Distance, Distancepierma02@luther.edu

  • Office: Regents Center 114
  • Phone: (563) 387-1901
  • 2014 graduate of Luther College - B.A. Physical Education, Religion
  • First year as an assistant coach
  • Two-time all-Iowa Conference performer in cross country
  • 2013 all-Central Region performer in cross country
  • Completed her career with six top-10 performances in track and field
  • Outdoor track all-conference performer in the 5,000, 1500, distance medley relay and 4 x 800
  • Multiple time Member of Iowa Conference Fall and Spring Sports all-Academic team (3.5 GPA or higher)

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