Coaching Staff

Steve Pasche

Head Coach

  • 1997 graduate of St. John's University
  • 1999 graduate of University of Iowa - M.S. Exercise Physiology
  • Named Director of Men's Track & Field and Cross Country Sept. 19, 2019
  • Has led Norse men's cross country team to conference championships 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)
  • While at St. John's University (MN) he ran both cross country and track and earned all-conference honors in track in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs

Doreen Fullhart

Assistant Track & Field Coach - Throws

  • 1999 graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln - B.S. Physical Education and Health Education
  • 2008 graduate of University of Phoenix-Colorado Springs, Colo. - M.A. Elementary Education
  • The 2020-21 season will be her second as assistant coach
  • While at Nebraska she competed in the hammer throw, shot put and discus and earned multiple Big XII all-conference honors
  • She was also crowned the Jr. Pan American Champion in the hammer throw
  • Competed for USA Weightlifting and won three national championships and was a member of three world championship teams (1999-2008)
  • Taught in public education in Woodland Park, Colo. (2008-09), Alpine, Texas (2009-10), Ajo, Ariz. (2015-18) and Decorah, Iowa (2018-19)
  • She has been a personal trainer for sport specific high school athletes and has also conducted Olympic Lifting Clinics

Loran Storts

Assistant Track & Field Coach - Spints; Jumps

  • 1987 graduate of Luther College - B.S. International Management Studies and French
  • 2020 Masters Degree - Positive Coaching & Athletic Leadership - University of Missouri
  • 2020-21 will be his second as assistant coach
  • In 2012 he was elected into the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Joins Norse from Dowling Catholic High School, West Des Moines, Iowa where he coached boys and girls cross country at both the junior high and high school levels for the past 11 years.
  • The last three years (2017-19) he had been the head coach of girl’s cross-country
  • He also served as an assistant coach for distance runners for the girl’s track teams for two seasons.
  • While a student-athlete at Luther, he was a member of four Iowa Conference championship cross country teams and three track and field championship teams.
  • In cross-country he was a member of three NCAA III National Cross Country Championships qualifying teams including the 1985 national championship squad. He was a four-time all-Iowa Conference performer and was named league MVP in 1986
  • In track and field, he was a three-time NCAA III Track & Field Championships national qualifier in the steeplechase and nine-time all-Iowa Conference performer that included a conference title in both the 5000 meters and steeplechase
  • Following his collegiate career, he was an eight-time Ironman finisher and 70.3 triathlon world qualifier

Scott Mittman

Assistant Coach

  • 2020-21 will be Scott's fourth year as an assistant coach
  • He also serves as an assistant coach for the cross country teams
  • 2014 graduate of Luther College
  • 2017 MS Mathematics from Northern Arizona University
  • During his cross country career he was a two-time all-Iowa Conference performer 2010 and 2013
  • He also earned all-region honors his senior year
  • Ran in top seven on Luther teams that qualified for the NCAA III National Championships in 2010 and 2013
  • Two-time IIAC outdoor track championships all-conference performer in the 5000 finishing first (2011) and second (2012)
  • Three-time IIAC indoor track championships all-conference in the 3,000
  • Three-time Iowa Conference Fall Sports All-Academic Team
  • Three-time Iowa Conference Spring Sports All-Academic Team

Duncan McLean

Assistant Coach

    • 2020-21 will be Duncan's third year as an assistant coach
    • He also works with the Norse cross country teams
    • He has degrees in Exercise Science (Northern Michigan University), Human Performance and Physical Therapy (UW-La Crosse)
    • He was an assistant for boy's cross country and distance track athletes at Dowling Catholic High School for Head Coach Tim Ives (2013-17)
    • Dowling Catholic captured Iowa 4A cross country championships (2015, 2016) and Roy Griak Invitational title (2015)
    • Head Coach of Northern Michigan University Nordic Ski Team and led them to a National Collegiate Ski Association team relay title (1983)
    • He was a member of the U.S. Nordic Ski Team (1980-83); competed in six U.S. National Ski Championships, one Olympic Trial, five overseas Worldloppet races, and 37 (and counting) American Birkebeiners
    • 1980 U.S. National Nordic Ski Championship overall champion
    • Winner of first two Korteloppets; 1976 American Birkebeiner Citizen champion and 1980 American Birkebeiner top American
    • He continues to promote participation in quieter sports as he has for years in clinics, presentations and events throughout the Midwest

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