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

Doreen Fullhart

Assistant Track & Field Coach - Throws

  • 1999 graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln - B.S. Physical Education and Health Education
  • 2008 graduate of University of Phoenix-Colorado Springs, Colo. - M.A. Elementary Education
  • 2020-21 will be Dorren's second year as assistant coach
  • While at Nebraska she competed in the hammer throw, shot put and discus and earned multiple Big XII all-conference honors
  • She was also crowned the Jr. Pan American Champion in the hammer throw
  • Competed for USA Weightlifting and won three national championships and was a member of three world championship teams (1999-2008)
  • Taught in public education in Woodland Park, Colo. (2008-09), Alpine, Texas (2009-10), Ajo, Ariz. (2015-18) and Decorah, Iowa (2018-19)
  • She has been a personal trainer for sport specific high school athletes and has also conducted Olympic Lifting Clinics

Loran Storts

Assistant Track & Field Coach - Spints & Jumps

  • 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

Scott Mittman

Assistant Coach

  • 2020-21 will be Scott's fourth 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

Duncan McLean

Assistant Coach

    • 2020-21 will be Duncan's third 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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