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
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