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Jeff Stiles enters his 19th season as the head coach of the Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's cross country programs, and his 11th as the head coach of the Bears' men's and women's track & field programs in 2019-20.
Stiles has led WashU to become a nationally competitive program throughout the entire academic year, including last season in which the Bears women won the Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year award from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the fourth consecutive year. WashU captured its second national title in cross country in addition to a pair of runner-up finishes during the indoor and outdoor track & field national championships. The four-straight Deb Vercauteren awards are the most consecutive honors received by a program in the history of the USTFCCCA accolade.
Previously, he led the WashU women’s teams to first national titles in program history in cross country (2011), indoor track & field (2017) and outdoor track & field (2017), while guiding the men to program best placements in cross country (2018-second), indoor track & field (2019-fifth) and outdoor track & field (2011-fourth).
WashU’s national success has led to National Coach of they Year honors for Stiles in cross country (women 2011 and 2018), indoor track & field (women 2017) and outdoor track & field (women 2017) by the USTFCCCA. In addition, Stiles has earned seven Midwest Region Cross Country Coach of the Year honors, 19 combined UAA XC Coaching Staff of the Year accolades and 25 combined UAA T&F Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
The Bears women were named the 2017 Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year.
In his 18 seasons at the helm of WashU cross country, Stiles' teams have combined to win 23 University Athletic Association (UAA) titles. He helped guide 26 Bears to 45 All-American finishes. The WashU women have earned top-four finishes in five consecutive seasons, while the men have 10-straight top-20 placements with a school record second place finish in 2018.
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Stiles took over the track & field program 10 years ago and has guided WashU to 12 UAA indoor titles, seven by the men and five by the women. The WashU women have scored points nationally in every season but Stile’s first year leading the Bears, including 44 points to win the 2017 DIII National Championship. The men’s program has placed in the top-10 three times at nationals while accumulating 17 All-American finishes by 21 individuals. The women’s team has totaled 44 All-American honors by 32 individuals.
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The women’s outdoor program has scored points every single year with Stiles leading the charge, which culminated in a national title in 2017. The women have earned trophies in five consecutive years while 30 athletes combined for 64 All-American finishes in his tenure. The men and women have combined for 15 UAA titles, led by nine from the men. The men have had three top-10 finishes under Stiles at nationals with 24 individuals earning 25 All-American honors.
Stiles graduated from North Central in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and earned his master's degree in secondary education from Southwest Missouri State in August 2001. The five-time All-American was named to the North Central College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Stiles and his wife, Heather, have three children: Anya, Kiera and Micah.
Cross Country Highlights
- Two-time NCAA Division III Cross Country National Champions (2011, 2018)
- Elected the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2018 by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)
- USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Scholar Team of the Year in 2011
- Two runner-up finishes – 2010 and 2016
- 11 trophy (Top-4) placements – 2002 (4th), 2004 (3rd), 2005 (3rd), 2006 (4th), 2007 (3rd), 2010 (2nd), 2011 (1st), 2014 (4th), 2016 (2nd), 2017 (3rd), 2018 ( 1st)
- Twelve top-10 finishes – 2002 (4th), 2004 (3rd), 2005 (3rd), 2006 (4th), 2007 (3rd), 2009 (10th), 2010 (2nd), 2011 (1st), 2014 (4th), 2015 (5th), 2016 (2nd), 2017 (3rd), 2018 ( 1st)
- Eight Midwest Region Coach of the Year Awards: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
- Guided 16 women to a total of 28 All-American finishes individually (top-35): Lucy Cheadle (2011-20th, 2012-21st, 2013-5th, 2014-2nd), Lisa Gorham (2018- 29th), Sarah Fisher (2011-22nd), Tricia Frisella (2006-22nd, 2007-18th), Beth Herndon (2005-11th, 2006-5th), Erica Jackey (2011-4th), Emily Lahowetz (2001-31st, 2002-35th), Paige Lawler (2017-15th, 2018-1st), Alison Lindsay (2016-14th, 2017-25th), Tyler Mulkin (2005-29th, 2007-24th), Kate Pentak (2007-23rd), Taryn Surtees (2008-30th, 2009-20th, 2010-8th), Ellen Toennies (2015-9th), Molly Wawrzyniak (2011-23rd), Sophie Watterson (2018- 13th), Aly Wayne (2016-8th, 2018-7th)
- Placed second in 2018, a program record
- Placed third in 2011
- 10-straight top-20 finishes – 2009 (7th), 2010 (9th), 2011 (3rd), 2012 (5th), 2013 (4th), 2014 (4th), 2015 (16th), 2016 (4th), 2017 (5th), 2018 (2nd)
- Five trophy placements – 2011 (3rd), 2013 (4th), 2014 (4th), 2016 (4th), 2018 (2nd)
- Directed 10 men to 17 All-American finishes individually (top-35): Ryan Becker (2015-21st, 2016-16th), Michael Burnstein (2009-20th, 2010-30th, 2011-10th), Josh Clark (2014-21st), Tucker Hartley (2011-30th), Brad Hodkinson (2018- 7th), Peter Johnsrud (2017-34th, 2018-31st), Nick Matteucci (2018- 10th), David O’Gara (2016-29th, 2017-9th), Drew Padgett (2013-25th, 2014-6th), Kevin Sparks (2012-4th, 2012-18th)
- 13 UAA Titles: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- 11 UAA Individual Titles: Maggie Grabow (2003, 2004), Beth Herndon (2005, 2006), Taryn Surtees (2008, 2009), Erica Jackey (2011), Lucy Cheadle (2012, 2013, 2014), Aly Wayne (2016), Paige Lawler (2018)
- 13 UAA Coaching Staff of the Year: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- 74 All-UAA Finishes
- Seven Rookies of the Year
- 10 UAA Titles: 2001, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 (Co), 2017, 2018
- Eight UAA Individual Titles: Michael Burnstein (2010, 2011), Kevin Sparks (2012), Drew Padgett (2013), Josh Clark (2015), David O’Gara (2016, 2017), Brad Hodkinson (2018)
- Eight UAA Coaching Staff of the Year: 2001, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
- 57 All-UAA Finishes
- Four Rookies of the Year
Track & Field Highlights
- Deb Vercauteren Cross Country and Track & Field Program of the Year: 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
- 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor T&F National Champions
- 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor T&F National Champions
- 2017 USTFCCCA Indoor and Outdoor T&F Scholar Team of the Year
- 10 Event National Championships: 2016 Indoor 1,600 relay (Kelli Hanock, Daisy Ogede, Rebecca Ridderhoff, Emily Warner), 2017 Indoor Distance Medley Relay (Kelli Hancock, Ashley Knudson, Alison Lindsay, Audrey Western), Lucy Cheadle, Eka Jose, Anna Etherington, Daisy Ogede, Rebecca Ridderhoff
- 40 All-Americans: Alli Alberts, Nicky Althoff, Lucy Cheadle, Anne Diaz-Arrastia, Julia Dannenbaum, Anna Etherington, Melissa Gilkey, Elise Grever, Sophie Grigaux, Kelli Hancock, Shannon Howell, Erica Jackey, Eka Jose, Ashley Knudson, Paige Lawler, Alison Lindsay, Jessica Londeree, Abby Martin, Sara Mesiano, Heidi Nassos, Rachel Novick, Daisy Ogede, Liz Phillips, Jay Pittman, Rebecca Ridderhoff, Molly Schlamb, Molly Shepherd, Krystyn Stowe, Taryn Surtees, Ellen Toennies, Erika Wade, Danielle Wadlington, Annalise Wagner, Emily Warner, Caira Watson Haynes, Sophie Watterson, Aly Wayne, Audrey Western, Jasmine Williams, Elizabeth Worley
- 18 CoSIDA XC/T&F Academic All-America honorees: Natalie Badowski, Lucy Cheadle, Anne Diaz-Arrastia, Anna Etherington, Kelli Hancock, Erica Jackey, Eka Jose, Ashley Knudson, Morgen Leonard-Fleckman, Paige Lawler, Alison Lindsay, Heidi Nassos, Daisy Ogede, Liz Phillips, Rebecca Ridderhoff, Ellen Toennis, Annalise Wagner, Aly Wayne
- Five Event National Championships: 2016 Indoor Distance Medley Relay (Alex Bastian, Josh Clark, Deko Ricketts, Mike Sullivan), 2019 1,600 relay (Jason Singer, Andrew Whitaker, Eddie Wintergalen, John Harry Wagner), Dan Davis, Tyler Jackson, Deko Ricketts
- 26 All-Americans: Alex Bastian, Alden Black, Ethan Brodeur, Michael Burnstein, Josh Clark, Alex Cobin, Tanner Coghill, Dan Davis, Thomas Gales, Ben Harmon, Britt Henderson, Brad Hodkinson, Tyler Jackson, Everett Kleven, Nick Matteucci, David O’Gara, Drew Padgett, Deko Ricketts, Jacob Ridderhoff, Arthur Santoro, Jason Singer, Brandon Stone, Mike Sullivan, John Harry Wagner, Andrew Whitaker, Eddie Wintergalen
- 11 CoSIDA Academic All-American honorees: Michael Burnstein, David Hamm, Matt Hoelle, Tyler Jackson, Nick Matteucci, Drew Padgett, Joey Pasque, Deko Ricketts, Kevin Sparks, John Harry Wagner, Darius Viet
- Indoor Titles: 2009, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2019
- Outdoor Titles: 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Indoor Coaching Staff of the Year: 2009, 2012, 2017, 2019
- Outdoor Coaching Staff of the Year: 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- 57 Indoor Event Titles
- 80 Outdoor Event Titles
- 153 All-UAA Indoor Finishes
- 193 All-UAA Outdoor Finishes
- Indoor Titles: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
- Outdoor Titles: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
- Indoor Coaching Staff of the Year: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018
- Outdoor Coaching Staff of the Year: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
- 40 Indoor Event Titles
- 70 Outdoor Event Titles
- 126 All-UAA Indoor Finishes
- 185 All-UAA Outdoor Finishes
Updated July 12, 2019