2016-17 Women's Track & Field Coaches
Seth Roberson
Associate Head Coach - 12th Season

Entering his 11th year at Grand View and his first 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.  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:

  • 133 All-Conference honorees
  • 83 NAIA National Championship Qualifiers
  • 55 Individual Conference Champions
  • 12 Grand View School Records
  • 18 Championship event records
  • 22 NAIA ALL-AMERICANS
  • 15 “Field Athlete of the Year” Honors
  • 11 NAIA Scholar Athlete Awards
  • Eight Drake Relays Qualifier
  • ONE CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN

During the 2015 season, Grand View throwers enjoyed one of the best seasons in all of the NAIA and dominated the conference scene.  All totaled, the ’15 GV Throws Crew earned nine NAIA ALL-AMERICAN awards including two National Runners-Up, qualified for the national meet 17 times, and set 4 conference meet records.  Individually standout thrower Val Veiock was an All American in five events, finished her career as a nine time All-American, and was awarded Conference athlete of the year honors indoor and outdoor.  Senior Jena Krebs was All American in two events including a runner up finish in the weight throw while sophomore Nate Johnston (weight throw) all earned NAIA National Runner Up honors and sophomore Taylor Wells earned All American honors in the Discus.  

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 10 years the clinic has seen participants from all over the Midwest and has helped produce over a dozen state champions.

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. 

 
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.

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