2009-10 Men's Track & Field Coaches
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Jerry Monner
Head Coach - 5th Season
Head coach Jerry Monner begins his fifth year as the men's and women's track & field coach at Grand View University. Under Monner's leadership, the Vikings have won seven conference championships in track & field with the men's and women's teams sweeping the Midwest Collegiate Conference indoor and outdoor track & field titles during the 2009 season. In just four years at Grand View Monner has coached 63 individual conference champions, 15 All-Conference relay teams, set 138 school records, produced 33 NAIA individual national qualifiers, 2 NAIA national qualifying relay teams, and one NAIA All-American. Last season Monner was recognized as the Midwest Collegiate Conference men's and women's indoor and outdoor track & field coach of the year for his team's accomplishments.

Along with his cross country and track & field coaching duties Monner is an instructor in Grand View's Sports Management Department and serves as the track & field chair for the Midwest Collegiate Conference. He's also a current member of USA Track & Field and the National Throws Coaches Association.

Monner brought an impressive background to the Viking program after spending two years as head cross country and track & field coach at the University of Minnesota-Morris. In just his first two seasons as the head track and field coach at UM-Morris, his teams set a combined 26 school records, and he coached six All-Conference athletes. In 2004, Monner was voted UMAC Coach of the Year as his women's team won the school's first ever conference title in track and field, taking first place honors at the UMAC Conference Championships.

Prior to his position at Minnesota-Morris, Monner served as an assistant track and field coach at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, for two seasons and was also an assistant track and field coach for one season at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

A native of Andrew, Iowa, Monner received his bachelor's degree in sports management and physical education from Iowa Wesleyan in 1999 and completed his master's degree in athletic administration at Loras College in 2002.
 
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Seth Roberson
Assistant Coach - 5th Season
Roberson serves as assistant track and field coach in charge of all throwers for Grand View University. Under his guidance Viking throwers have seen unprecedented success. While setting every school record and earning 11 individual conference titles over four years the Viking throwers have also placed at the Midwest Collegiate Conference championships 75 times helping win seven team titles, have earned four NAIA Scholar Athlete awards, qualified for NAIA National Championships seven times, and set three MCC Conference meet record. Under his direction Jordan Adams was named "Field Athlete of the Year" at the 2009 MCC Indoor Championships after setting meet records and winning both the shot put and the 35lb weight throw. Adams and 2009 graduate Laura Schiltz also became three time NAIA National Championship Qualifiers during the 2009 seasons while freshman Tyler Wells earned a trip to the 2009 Outdoor Championships.

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Roberson is also in charge of all strength and conditioning programs for student athletes at Grand View. He also directs the Viking Strength and Conditioning Room which is part of an addition to the Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center. The strength and conditioning room which opened in June of 2008 provides athletes with 10 "Power Lift" stations which allows for up to 50 athletes to train together in team setting. The room is set up for Olympic, ground based, and functional training designed to help athletes prepare for a competition at the collegiate level.

A 2002 graduate of Wartburg College, Roberson holds degrees in physics and secondary education. In his time at Grand View he has developed year round programs resulting in major gains in strength, explosive abilities, flexibility, and conditioning levels. Six times Grand View student athletes have earned National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American Awards under his guidance.

Roberson is also the lead instructor each winter at the Viking Throws Clinic held on the campus of Grand View University. Over the past four years the clinic has seen participants from five states and has produced 17 Drake Relays qualifiers and 75 high school state meet qualifiers. Of those qualifiers five were crowned 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. As a collegiate athlete Roberson competed in multiple throws events, served as a team captain, was named to four academic all-conference teams, and was a two-time academic All-American football player. Roberson is also a USA Track & Field Level 1 Certified Coach. He is originally from New Hampton, Iowa.
 
Jason Huegel
Assistant Coach - 5th Season
Assistant men's and women's track & field coach Jason Huegel begins his fifth season as a member of the coaching staff. Huegel is responsible for coaching the Viking pole vaulters.

Last season his athletes set new indoor and outdoor school records in the pole vault and he guided Matt Smalley to a runner-up finish at the MCC outdoor championships with a school record vault of 3.95m.

During previous seasons at Grand View Huegel has coached the sprints, relays, and horizontal jumps. While coaching those events he produced four NAIA national qualifiers in the sprints, ten MCC individual conference sprint champions and coached eight relays to MCC conference titles. Under his guidance sprinters Tabatha Carlson and Miriam Chisala were named the 2008 and 2007 MCC Track & Field Female Athletes of the Year.

Coach Huegel is a graduate of Wartburg College where he was a two-time All-American and Drake Relays qualifier in the javelin and was also an All-Conference performer in the decathlon. He still holds the school records in the javelin and discus at Wartburg. Jason and his wife Rachel currently reside in Ankeny, Iowa with their daughter Evelyn and son Jayden.
 
 
Bridget Skarda
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Assistant men's and women's track & field coach Bridget Skarda is in her first year on the Viking coaching staff. She will assist with coaching the pole vaulters and hurdlers this season along with aiding the program in home meet management.

Skarda is a 2009 graduate of Grand View University where she earned her bachelor's degree in health promotions. She is an alum of the Viking track & field program and is the current indoor and outdoor school record holder in the pole vault.


 
Miradieu Joseph
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Assistant men's and women's track & field coach Miradieu Joseph begins his first season as a member of the coaching staff. He will be responsible for overseeing the sprints and hurdles for Vikings during the 2010 season.

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.
 
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Briana Hahn
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Assistant men's and women's track & field coach Bri Hahn begins her second season as a member of the Grand View coaching staff. Hahn is responsible for coaching the horizontal jumps for the Vikings and assists with sprints and relays. She also serves as an assistant for the men's and women's cross country teams in the Fall.

During her first season with the Viking track & field program Hahn produced eight conference sprint champions, two conference champions in the horizontal jumps, and five NAIA individual national qualifiers in the sprints. She also guided the men's 4x100m relay team to the Iowa College Division title at the Drake Relays and to the NAIA national championships.

Coach Hahn is a graduate of Coe College where she was a four year letter winner as a sprinter and jumper for the Kohawks track & field team. She was also a three-time NCAA Division III National Qualifier in the triple jump.

A native of Clinton, Iowa, Hahn received her bachelor's degrees in History and Education from Coe College in 2004 and completed her master's degree in Sport Management at Northern Illinois University in 2007. Bri and her husband Aaron currently reside in West Des Moines, Iowa.
 
 
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