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Veteran Drake Coach Dan Hostager To Join The Staff Of The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee

first_imgA 1990 graduate of Northern Iowa, Hostager was the head cross country coach and assistant track coach for the men’s and women’s programs at St. Cloud State from 1993-96. As a professional athlete, Hostager qualified for the 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic trials in the marathon and was the 1992 Road Runners Club of America national champion in the 10,000 meters. Collegiately, he owned the UNI indoor school record in the 3,000 meters (8:02.67) and also earned All-America honors in the event at the 1989 NCAA Indoor Championships.   Hostager was named the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1999 after leading the men’s team to their first league title in 29 years. He guided the men’s cross country program to second-place finishes at the 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006 Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Team Championships, while the Bulldogs finished third in 2004 and 2011. On the track, he coached 15 school-record performances, 27 MVC Champions, three All-Americans and multiple NCAA Championship qualifiers.  Previously, Hostager served as the Bulldogs’ head men’s cross country coach for 18 years and the head women’s coach for 11 years while assisting with the track and field staff that entire period. During the 2016-17 season, he was the track and field program’s interim co-head coach. DES MOINES, Iowa – Dan Hostager, a veteran cross country and track & field coach with more than 20 years of experience, has joined the staff of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee as an assistant director for special projects. Also, with his extensive coaching experience, experience as a professional athlete and vast network of collegiate contacts, Hostager will aid the staff of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee in attracting University/College division programs to the Blue Oval and providing a one-of-a-kind experience for collegiate athletes at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.center_img “We are thrilled to be able to add Dan’s experience at Drake, his expertise in collegiate track & field and knowledge of the Des Moines community to the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee,” said Blake Boldon, the Franklin ‘Pitch’ Johnson Director of the Drake Relays. “In addition to reenergizing the Drake Relays university/college division, Dan will undoubtedly help connect Drake alumni and runners throughout Central Iowa to the Drake Relays.” In his new role, Hostager will focus on enhancing the participant experience at the Drake Road Races and Grand Blue Mile while maximizing those events’ programming, partnerships and marketing. Hostager and his wife, Maria LaFrance, have two sons, Noah and Quincy. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more