Head coach Jerry Monner begins his seventh year as the men's and women's track & field coach at Grand View University. Under Monner's leadership, the Vikings have won 12 of the last 16 Midwest Collegiate Conference championships in track & field. Last season he guided both the men's and women's programs to a sweep of the MCC indoor and outdoor conference titles. His women's squad had another outstanding season in 2011, placing 12th as a team at the NAIA Indoor National Championships crowning six All-Americans and one National Champion. During the outdoor season the women's team continued their success placing 15th at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships and bringing home two more NAIA national titles as Obsie Birru won the 10,000m run and marathon.
In just six seasons at Grand View Monner has coached 90 MCC conference champions and 18 conference championship relay teams. At the national level he and his staff have produced 88 NAIA national qualifiers, 17 NAIA All-Americans, seven national qualifying relay teams, and four NAIA National Champions.
Along with his cross country and track & field coaching duties Monner is a current member of the NAIA Indoor Games Committee and has previously served as the track & field chair for the Midwest Collegiate Conference. He's also a member of USA Track & Field and the National Throws Coaches Association.
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 served 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 completed his master's degree in athletic administration in 2002.
Grand View Track and Field throws coach Seth Roberson 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:
In the last two seasons alone, under Roberson's leadership, Grand View throwers have exploded on the national scene earning trips to the NAIA national championships 21 times and performing at ALL-AMERICAN levels FOUR times. In that same time GV throwers also won 12 MCC individual event titles, set five MCC Championship records, and were voted MCC Athlete's of the Year twice! This success is done through a deliberate plan designed by Coach Roberson and executed by the GV throwers.
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, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He also serves as the Strength and Conditioning Program Coordinator at Grand View and has developed year round programs resulting in major gains in strength, explosive abilities, flexibility, and conditioning levels.
Each winter Coach Roberson also conducts the Viking Throws Clinic held on the campus of Grand View University. Over the past six years the clinic has seen participants from five states and has helped produce eight 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 and his wife Amanda reside in Des Moines.
Assistant track & field coach Bri Hahn is beginning her fourth 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 three seasons at Grand View Hahn has guided three athletes to conference titles in the jumps. Last season she coached Titus Bland to the MCC indoor long jump title and a runner-up finish at the outdoor conference championships. She also coached freshman Bryce Adger to the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in the triple jump. Since Hahn took over as the Viking's jumps coach her athletes have broke all four school records in the triple jump and set the women's indoor and outdoor school records in long jump.
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.
Assistant coach Miradieu Joseph begins his third season as a member of Grand View's track & field coaching staff. He is responsible for coaching the hurdles for the Vikings.
During his first two seasons at Grand View he has coached five NAIA national qualifiers in the hurdles and his athletes have set all eight school records in the hurdles. Last season he guided junior Laurel Murphy to the MCC conference title in the 100m hurdles and his men's 400m hurdlers swept the top three places with junior Pete Westerkamp being crowned conference champion.
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.
Grand View alum Steven Hughes begins his second season as a member of the Viking coaching staff. Hughes is in charge of coaching the men's and women's sprints and relays.
Last season the Viking men swept the sprint relays at both the MCC indoor and outdoor conference championships and had 16 sprinters place in the top eight at the MCC conference championships. The women's team won the 4x400m relay breaking their own indoor conference meet record and had 12 sprinters place in the top eight at the MCC conference championships.
Coach Hughes was an NAIA All-American in the heptathlon during his senior season of competition for the Vikings placing 5th at the NAIA National Championships. He currently holds school records in both the heptathlon and decathlon and also holds records in the high jump, javelin and 55m hurdles.
Assistant coach Brandon Bond begins his second season as a member of the track & field staff. Bond is a Grand View alum and was previously a member of Grand View's track & field coaching staff during the Spring of 2009. Bond will assist with coaching the mid-distance and distance runners, specializing in the steeplechase as well as the half-marathon and marathon athletes.
On the track Bond was a three-time MCC conference champion in the 3000m steeplechase and also won conference titles in the 10,000m run and high jump during his collegiate career. During the 2008 season he was selected as the MCC track & field male athlete of the year.
As a cross country athlete at Grand View Bond was a three-time MCC all-conference selection and was a member of the Viking's 2005 MCC conference championship team. He was also a two-time NAIA national qualifier in cross country and still holds the Grand View school records for the 5000m, 6000m, and 8000m courses.
A native of Gowrie, Iowa, Bond earned a bachelor's degree in Heath Promotion from Grand View University in 2009 and currently resides in Des Moines.
Assistant coach Matt Smalley begins his first season on Grand View's coaching staff. Smalley will be working with the Viking pole vaulters.
Smalley is a Grand View track & field alum and former pole vaulter for the Vikings. While competing for Grand View he was an MCC conference champion in the decathlon and was conference runner-up in the pole vault for three consecutive seasons. He currently holds both the indoor and outdoor school records in the pole vault.
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