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

Duncan McLean

Assistant Coach

    • 2019-20 will be Duncan's second 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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