Coaching Staff

Stephen Fleagle

Head Track Coach

  • 2008 graduate of North Central College, Naperville, Illinois
  • 2019-20 will be Coach Fleagle's second year has head coach for both the men's and women's programs
  • In his first year, he coached one indoor national championships qualifier; the men's indoor distance medley relay earned all-Central Region honors; four athletes earned A-R-C outdoor all-conference honors including one that was crowned the conference champion in the 1500 meters; and three women's athletes earned outdoor all-Central Regionl honors
  • Took over the Norse track programs after serving as an assistant at the University of Chicago from 2012-2019
  • While at U of Chicago he helped coach 11 athletes and 7 relays to 31 NCAA national meet appearances that led to 10 All-American honors.
  • He coached four different women at national meets in the high jump with three competing and placing in the top half of the field at the 2018 NCAA outdoor championships.
  • In 2014 he helped guide pole vaulter Michael Bennett to an undefeated season and a national championship at the NCAA III Indoor National Championships and a runner-up finish at the Outdoor National Championships.
  • As sprints and jumps coach, he helped lead both the men and women to numerous University Athletic Association Conference honors and school records.
  • Prior to coaching at U of Chicago he was an assistant coach for cross country and track and field at North Central from 2010-12

Steve Pasche

Assistant Coach - Mid-Distance/Distance

  • 1997 graduate of St. John's University
  • 1999 graduate of University of Iowa - M.S. Exercise Physiology
  • 2019-20 will be Steve's 14th year as assistant coach
  • Also serves as the head men's cross-country coach
  • Led Norse men's team to conference cross country championship 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 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

Yarrow Pasche

Assistant Coach - Mid-Distance/Distance

  • 2000 Graduate of Macalester College
  • 2019-20 will be Yarrow's 14th year as an assistant coach
  • Also serves as the head coach for women's cross country team
  • Led the Norse women to conference cross-country championships in 2006, 2007 and 2010
  • Her teams have 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

Kristin Fleagle

Assistant Coach

  • 2014 Graduate of Carthage College
  • 2019-20 will be Kristin's second year as an assistant coach
  • During the outdoor season she coached her first American Rivers Conference all-conference performer in the high jump
  • Joined Norse from Benedictine University where she served as associate head coach for track & field and cross country (2017-18)
  • She helped lead Benedictine to a sixth place finish at the 2018 NCAA III National Indoor Track & Field Championships, followed by a fourth place finish at the NCAA III Outdoor Championships, while coaching a national champion in the triple jump
  • She was also an assistant track & field coach and cross country coach at UW-Stevens Point (2015-17)
  • She coached seven national qualifiers in 28 events that produced15 All-American finishes and one national championship in the long jump.
  • During her final year, UW-Stevens Point placed fourth at the NCAA III National Indoor Championships and had the privilege of coaching the Indoor Field Athlete of the Meet and National Field Athlete of the Year
  • As an athlete at Carthage College, she was a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) 16-time all-conference performer that included one conference title and was also a national meet qualifier

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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