Jonathan Koch begins his first season as an assistant coach for the Washington University in St. Louis cross country and track & field programs in 2014.
Koch joins the Bears' staff after serving as the assistant varsity cross country, swimming and track & field coach at Wesleyan School in Atlanta for the past three years. While at Wesleyan School, he helped guide four teams to Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state championships, while also coaching multiple individual state champions.
As an undergraduate at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., Koch was a four-year member of the cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field teams from 2007-11. He was an academic all-conference honoree. A native of Baltimore, Md., Koch was a four-time captain for the cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field teams at Gilman School.
Koch graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from Davidson in May 2011. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in English literature at Washington University.