Joe Stachowicz is in his second season as an assistant coach for the WashU track & field teams in 2016-17. He is responsible for the Bears' throwers.
Stachowicz brings five years of coaching experience to the WashU program. Most recently, he spent two years as a graduate assistant and throws coach at NAIA William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. While there, Stachowicz coached three national qualifiers, including an NAIA runner-up. He also had 40 all-conference athletes and 14 conference champions, and his athletes broke two school records.
A native of Whitehall, Mich., Stachowicz was a five-time NAIA national qualifier (three times in hammer throw, twice in weight throw) at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a six-time all-conference performer, including winning a pair of conference titles. Stachowicz was also selected as an NAIA Champion of Character in 2010 and 2013. While in college, he also served an assistant coach at Grand Rapids Creston High School from 2010-13.
A Level 1 Certified USA Track & Field Coach, Stachowicz is also a Michigan High School Certified Track & Field Official.
Stachowicz graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Aquinas College in 2013, and completed his Master of Education at William Woods in 2015. He is currently a Doctor of Chiropractic student at Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo.