2016-17 Men's Track & Field Coaches
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Jerry Monner
Head Coach - 12th Season

Head coach Jerry Monner begins his tenth year as the men’s and women’s track & field coach at Grand View University. Under his leadership, the Vikings have won 19 of the last 26 Midwest Collegiate Conference championships in track & field.  Last season he guided the men’s program to the MCC indoor title and their fourth consecutive outdoor title.  His women’s squads had runner-up finishes at both the indoor and outdoor conference championships and placed 19th at the NAIA indoor national championships in Geneva, Ohio and 26th at the NAIA outdoor national championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

In just nine seasons at Grand View Monner has coached 149 MCC individual conference champions and 30 conference championship relay teams.  At the national level he and his staff have produced 41 NAIA All-Americans, 17 national qualifying relay teams, and four NAIA National Champions.

Along with his cross country and track & field coaching duties Monner is involved at the national level as an NAIA-TFCA officer where he currently serves as 1st vice president and chairs the NAIA track & field standards committee.  He previously was a member of the NAIA indoor games committee and has also served as the track & field chair for the Midwest Collegiate Conference.

Prior to arriving at Grand View, Monner was the head cross country and track & field coach at the University of Minnesota-Morris.  He also has been on staff as an assistant track & field coach at Loras College and Iowa Wesleyan College.

A native of Andrew, Iowa, Monner holds a bachelor’s degree in sport management and physical education and has a master’s degree in athletic administration.

He and his wife Debra reside in Des Moines.

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Seth Roberson
Associate Head Coach - 12th Season

In his 12th year at Grand View and second as Associate Head Coach for men’s and women’s track and field, throws coach Seth Roberson has developed Grand View into a premier location for throwers in the Midwest.  In 2016 Roberson was voted as the Heart of America Conference Assistant Coach of the Year and coached two time All-American Taylor Wells to an individual National Title in the discus. He takes great pride in developing throwers into conference champions and All-Americans as well as guiding them towards success outside of the throws venue.  The success of the Grand View Throws Crew under Roberson speaks for itself:


  • 162 All-Conference honorees
  • 97 NAIA National Championship Qualifiers
  • 61 Individual Conference Champions
  • 12 Grand View School Records
  • 18 Championship event records
  • 24 NAIA All-Americans
  • 17 “Field Athlete of the Year” Honors
  • 10 Drake Relays Qualifier
  • 1 NAIA National Champion


Over the past two years, Grand View throwers enjoyed some of the best success in all of the NAIA and dominated the conference scene. In that time, the GV Throws Crew has earned 11 NAIA All-American awards including two National Runners-Up, a National Title, and qualified for the national meet 31 times. Besides Wells’s individual National Championship she was also voted conference MVP and Field Athlete of the Year. Standout thrower Val Veiock finished her career as a nine time All-American and was awarded Conference Athlete of the Year honors indoor and outdoor in 2015. Two-time All-Americans Jena Krebs (weight throw/hammer) and Nate Johnston (weight throw) also earned NAIA National Runner Up honors.


Roberson’s personal resume is impressive as well.  He holds degrees in physics and secondary education from Wartburg College where he competed in multiple throws events, was a four time Academic All-Conference athlete, a team captain for the track and field and football teams, and a two time Academic All-American.  He is a member of the National Throws Coaches Association, a USA Track and Field Level 1 Certified Coach, a current member of the NAIA Track & Field Standards Committee, and a former Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Each winter Coach Roberson also conducts the Viking Throws Clinic held on the campus of Grand View University. Over the past 11 years the clinic has seen participants from all over the Midwest and has helped produce over a dozen state champions including an all-time state meet record in Iowa in 2016.

Coach Roberson came to Grand View from Wartburg College where he served as the assistant throws and strength and conditioning coach for the track and field programs. He helped lead Wartburg to three conference titles and the 2005 NCAA Women's National Championship. While with Wartburg he worked with six all-conference, two conference champion, a school record, and two national qualifying throwers. Roberson, his wife Amanda, and sons Levi and Corbin reside in Polk City.

Miradieu Joseph
Assistant Coach - 8th Season

Assistant coach Miradieu Joseph begins his sixth season as a member of the coaching staff.  He is responsible for coaching the Viking hurdlers.


During his first five seasons at Grand View Joseph has coached twelve NAIA national qualifiers in the hurdles and his athletes have set all eight school records in the hurdles.  Last spring he coached Tyler Patten and Jasmine Nielsen to MCC all-conference performances in the 400m hurdles.

Coach Joseph is a 2001 graduate of Wartburg College where he was a seven-time All-American in track and field and helped lead the Knights to three IIAC Conference Championships.  During his senior year of competition he was crowned the NCAA Division III National Champion in the 400m hurdles and anchored the 4x400m relay team to an eighth place finish at the national championships.  Miradieu still holds five individual school records at Wartburg and is a member of three school record relay teams.  In the Fall of 2013 he was inducted into the Wartburg College Athletic Hall of Fame. 

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Steven Hughes
Assistant Coach - 7th Season

Assistant Coach Steven Hughes begins his fifth season as a member of Grand View’s track and field coaching staff.  Hughes is responsible for coaching the men’s and women’s sprints, relays, and high jumpers.

Last season the Viking men had 33 sprinters/jumpers/relays place in the top eight at the indoor and outdoor championships combined and swept both team titles.  The women’s team had 18 sprinters/jumpers/relays place in the top eight at both the indoor and outdoor championships combined and placed second in the team races.

In his three full seasons as sprints coach, Hughes has coached 21 conference champions (individuals and relays). On the national level, he has had the opportunity to help coach five relay and fourteen individual national qualifiers. This past indoor season the Grand View men’s and women’s 4x400m squads qualified for indoor nationals culminating in the women breaking the school record.  Outdoors the men broke the 4x400m school record on their way to another national qualifying birth.

Coach Hughes is an alum of Grand View graduating in 2010 with a degree in Biochemistry.  He was a team captain, strength and conditioning All-American, four time Academic All-Conference athlete, six time MCC conference champion, five-time NAIA national qualifier, and a NAIA All-American in the heptathlon during his senior season of competition for the Vikings placing 5th at the NAIA Indoor National Championships.   Hughes currently holds school records in the heptathlon, high jump and 55m hurdles. 

Steven, his wife Jordyn, and their daughters Lylah and Regyn reside in Des Moines.

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Val Veiock
Grad Assistant - 2nd Season
Dillon McBride
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
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Lauren Rohach
Grad Assistant - 1st Season
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