Record: 0-4-5 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-4-5 Neutral: 0-0 IIAC: 0-1
2011-12 Women's Track & Field Coaches
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Bob Schultz - Head Coach - 6th Season

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Bob Schultz returned to Loras in 2005 to serve as the head men's and women's cross country and track and field coach. Schultz was previously an assistant at Loras from 1991-1994, and earned his master's degree in physical education/athletic administration from the college in 1994. 


Coach Schultz recently completed his seventh season as the Duhawks' cross country coach. The men's team won the IIAC Championship this fall for which Schultz was named the Iowa Conference Coach of the Year.  The Duhawks went on to qualify for the National Championship where they finished 25th in the country.  During the season, the men won the Wartburg Invitational and were the top DIII finisher at the National Catholic Championships hosted by the University of Notre Dame.  The women's team finished third in the IIAC behind two top 25 teams and finished 9th in the Central Region, arguably the top region in the nation.  Individually, Genna Kinley qualified for the National Championship and went on to run 22:28, the second fastest time in program history. 


In track & field, the Loras women finished the 2012 indoor season second in the Iowa Conference, while the Duhawk men finished third.  Loras sent a number of athletes to the National Championships in 2011 and senior Laura Rieger earned All-American for the indoor 800 with a new school record time of 2:12.52.  Schultz has received a wide array of accomplishments during his time at Loras, including the IIAC and NCAA Central Region Coach of the Year for 2007 in men's indoor track and field. He led the men to the IIAC indoor championship in 2007 and the IIAC outdoor championship in 2005, including two top ten NCAA Indoor & Outdoor finishes at the Men's Championships. Schultz also led the women to a 5th place finish in 2007 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Loras Track & Field has had a combined 59 All Americans in men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field at Loras, including three NCAA Division III Champions under Schultz.


Loras is Schultz's third different head coaching stop. He comes to Dubuque from Lewis University in the suburbs of Chicago. Schultz spent three years coaching at Lewis, where he held the same position he holds at Loras. Combined between both teams, Schultz guided the Flyers to four Great Lakes Valley Conference titles in track and field and two in cross country.


Schultz has also previously served as the Head Coach at Elmhurst College, an NCAA Division III school in his hometown of Elmhurst, Illinois. He headed the cross country programs for eight years (1994-2001) and the track and field programs for six seasons.


Schultz graduated from Lewis University in 1991 after a successful career as an athlete. He ran in high school for nationally known York High School in Elmhurst, Ill. He, and his wife, Jennifer, are the proud parents of two sons, Joey and Justin. They reside in Dubuque.

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Tom Kult - Assistant Coach - 15th Season

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An NCAA All-American at Loras, Tom Kult ('96) is in his 15th season on the staff working with the Duhawks throwers. The Loras record holder in the shot put (54-8 3/4), Kult was an All-American in the event at the 1996 Indoor NCAA III Championships. Kult qualified for the NCAA III Championships five times in his career.  During his time at Loras, he has coached 45 Iowa Conference champions, 97 National Qualifiers, 24 All-Americans, and two National Champions. The Loras Throws team has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation for the past 5 seasons. Kult also recived his master's degree from Loras and teaches in the Physical Education and Sports Studies Department.
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Matt Jones - Assistant Coach - 6th Season
Matt is a 2005 graduate of Loras College with a degree in sports management. Jones was a two-time All-American while at Loras. He was a member of several school record relays, a few of which still stand. This is Jones' fifth season with the Duhawks. In his first season with the Duhawks coaching staff he crowned his first All-American, had three national qualifying relays, two individual national qualifiers and an indoor school record in the 4 x 400 meter relay. Matt has completed his USATF level one certification and will be taking level two in the near future.
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Mary Bridget Corken - Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Mary Bridget Corken is in her second season with the Duhawks coaching staff. Corken is one of the most decorated runners in Loras College history. Among her individual accomplishments are All-Iowa Conference, All-Region, and All-American honors. She also made numerous All-Academic teams while in a Loras uniform.


She was the 2008 Iowa Conference champion at the league's cross country meet and also won the 2009 3K Indoor Track & Field IIAC title . She reached the All-American stand in both cross country and track and field during her Duhawk career.


Today, the Wahlert Catholic High School graduate is employed by the City of Dubuque's Volunteer Services Coordinator and remains a Dubuque resident.

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Jesse Ernst - Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Jesse Ernst is in his first season with the Duhawks, graduating cum laude from Loras College in 2010 with degrees in Elementary Education and Spanish. Ernst was a 4-year Varsity letter winner in the High Jump and during his career was a member of the IIAC All- Academic team. This is Ernst's first year as the High Jump coach for the Duhawks. Prior to returning to Loras, Ernst has coached track and field and volleyball at the high school level. Ernst is currently a high school Spanish teacher and is also pursuing his Master of Science in Educational Administration degree from Purdue University- Calumet.

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Paul Wagner - Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Paul Wagner is in his first year at Loras College with the track and field staff.  Wagner was previously the Head Men's & Women's Track & Field Coach at Coe College for 18 years.  His teams won eight conference championships in his time with the Kohawks.  He has also coached 68 All-Americans, 4 National Championship finishes, and 6 runner-up finishes.  Wagner was a 7-time Conference Champion pole vaulter (4 indoor and 3 outdoor) and a 2-time NCAA National Qualifier as a student-athlete with the Kohawks, where he was also a football player, earning All-Midwest Conference and team MVP honors.