Coaching Staff

Steve Pasche

Head Coach

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  • 2017 will be Steve's 13th 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

  • 2017 will be Yarrow's 13th 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 she has been 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
  • Also serves as the distance 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

Kirk Neubauer

Assistant Coach

  • First year as an assistant coach
  • 1976 graduate of Luther College
  • Luther's Head Coach of women's cross country - 1987-89
  • Led Norse to IIAC title in 1988 and was named Coach of the Year
  • Luther's Head Coach of women's track and field - 1987-88
  • Luther's Head Coach of men's track and field during which time Norse won seven league titles - 1980-1986
  • Named Iowa Conference Track Coach of the Year four times
  • While at Luther he was a four-year letter winner in cross country and track
  • Four-year place winner in the 880 yard run including a conference title as a senior
  • Three-year place winner in the Mile relay including two conference titles
  • NCAA National Meet qualifier as a member of the Mile Relay 1975
  • Still holds the school record in the 1000 yard run (2:16.1) set in 1974

Scott Mittman

Assistant Coach

  • First year as an assistant coach
  • 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
  • Also serves as an assistant coach for the track and field team
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