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
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