Coaching Staff

Yarrow Pasche

Head Coach

  • 2000 Graduate of Macalester College
  • Named Director of Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Sept. 19, 2019
  • Has led the women's cross country team to conference championships in 2006, 2007 and 2010
  • Her teams have also 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 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

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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