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Marian Hires 1st Track Coach


FOND DU LAC, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) – The Marian University Athletic Department has announced Ryan Schroeder as the head coach of its newly founded track and field program, in addition to leading the cross country program.

Schroeder comes to Fond du Lac after spending two years at fellow Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference school, Aurora University, where he served as the graduate assistant coach for track and field and cross country.

"We are excited to introduce Ryan as our new track and field and cross country coach," Director of Athletics Jason Murphy said. "He displayed the passion, character and qualifications that we were looking for in a coach to head our brand new track and field program, while taking over our cross country teams, and we're proud to welcome him as a new member of our growing staff here at Marian."

A native of Byron, Ill., Schroeder competed at Division III Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was one of the most decorated runners in Coe's history. He currently holds three school records and was a two-time All-Central Region honoree. At the 2010 NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships, Schroeder finished 52nd overall with a time of 25:10.6.

Schroeder holds his USATF Level I Coaching Education Certificate and will not only head a new track and field program Marian, but will look to resurrect the cross country program, which last saw an All-Conference runner in 2011.

Schroeder and his wife, Keelie, currently reside in Fond du Lac.

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