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  COACHING STAFF

JUSTIN KINSETH | HEAD COACH

Justin Kinseth is entering his second season as head coach of the UW-Oshkosh women's and men's track & field teams since joining the programs May 30, 2017.

In his first season with the UW-Oshkosh women's track & field team, Kinseth guided the Titans to a 50th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship and a 59th-place result at the national outdoor meet. Kinseth and the Titans also placed third at the WIAC Indoor Championship and sixth at the league's outdoor championship. Kinseth helped two Titans reach All-America status.

Kinseth came to UW-Oshkosh from Benedictine University (Ill.), where he served as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, and director of strength and conditioning for the men’s and women’s track & field teams.

After joining Benedictine University in 2015, Kinseth helped coach the men's track & field team to Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) indoor and outdoor titles in both 2016 and 2017.

In his two-plus years at Benedictine University, Kinseth coached and developed more than 20 NCAA Division III postseason qualifiers, including several All-Americans. Kinseth also coordinated recruiting efforts that saw more than 40 new student-athletes enroll at Benedictine University each year.

With Kinseth’s assistance, the Benedictine University men’s team achieved its first top-25 ranking from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The squad was ranked 77th in 2015 before ascending to third in the national poll in 2017.

Kinseth was named the 2017 USTFCCCA Men’s NCAA Division III Assistant Coach of the Year following both the indoor and outdoor national championships. He was also selected the 2017 Men’s NCAA Division III Midwest Region Indoor and Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year.

During 2017, Kinseth helped Benedictine University place fourth at the Division III men’s outdoor championship. He coached student-athletes to titles in the triple jump and the 400-meter relay while tutoring the national runner-up in the long jump.

Prior to his tenure at Benedictine University, Kinseth was an assistant track & field and cross country coach at Cardinal Stritch University for two years. His recruiting helped bring in 30 student-athletes to the men’s team while helping double the women's roster in just one season.

Kinseth competed in both football and track & field for Wartburg College (Iowa). He was a wide receiver for the Knights in 2009, when the football team won the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals.

Kinseth was a four-year letterwinner as a member of the Wartburg College track & field team. He helped the Knights win the 2012 IIAC indoor and 2013 IIAC outdoor titles while competing in the javelin and the multi-events. Kinseth currently ranks fifth in Wartburg College history in the pentathlon.

Kinseth earned his bachelor’s and master's degree from Wartburg College and Cardinal Stritch University, respectively.

 

MARY THEISEN-LAPPEN | ASSISTANT COACH

Mary Theisen-Lappen enters her second season as the full-time throws coach for the UW-Oshkosh men's and women's track & field programs. She was UW-Oshkosh’s interim head men’s and women’s track & field coach in 2016-17.

Last season Theisen-Lappen helped Isabella Samuels garner All-America accolades in the outdoor shot put.

As interim head coach of the UW-Oshkosh men's track & field program, Theisen-Lappen and the Titans finished 42nd at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship and 51st at the national outdoor meet. During her season as the women's head coach, Theisen-Lappen helped the Titans place 56th at the Division III Indoor Championship.

Theisen-Lappen, who tutored UW-Oshkosh throwers as a volunteer coach in 2015-16, also assisted with the University of Wisconsin throws program on a volunteer basis during the 2014-15 season.

In 2015-16, Theisen-Lappen helped UW-Oshkosh's Elizabeth Abhold and Zachary Baehman achieve indoor All-America honors in the 20-pound weight throw and shot put, respectively. She also coached Abhold to the outdoor WIAC hammer throw title.

Theisen-Lappen, an Eau Claire Regis High School graduate, began her collegiate career at NCAA Division II Winona State University (Minn.). She totaled five All-America awards for the Warriors, including one with her first-place effort in the discus at the 2011 national outdoor championship. In 2011, Theisen-Lappen was named the Central Region Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Following three seasons at Winona State University, Theisen-Lappen transferred to NCAA Division I Indiana State University. She earned three All-America citations for the Sycamores during the 2014 season and was named the Most Outstanding Field Athlete at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship. Theisen-Lappen concluded her collegiate career by placing ninth in the shot put at the USA Outdoor Championship. She also holds three state of Wisconsin powerlifting records.

Theisen-Lappen earned a bachelor's degree in sport management from Indiana State University in 2014.

 

EAMON MCKENNA | ASSISTANT COACH

Eamon McKenna enters his eighth year with the UW-Oshkosh track & field programs, including his fifth straight in an assistant role. McKenna also entered his fourth year as head coach of the UW-Oshkosh women’s cross country team and seventh season as the head coach for men's cross country.

McKenna was the Titan men's track & field head coach from 2013-15 and an assistant for the program since 2016 as well assisting the women's track & field team since 2012.

As head coach McKenna guided track & field athletes to four NCAA Division III individual titles (two indoors, two outdoors), All-America awards in 47 events (24 indoors, 23 outdoors) and WIAC individual championships in 22 events (seven indoors, 15 outdoors). He also helped athletes to one NCAA Division III Indoor Field Athlete of the Year and one Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.

McKenna's men's indoor track & field team was the NCAA Division III runner-up in 2013 before finishing third at the national meet in 2014 and eighth in 2015. His outdoor teams placed third in the country in 2013, fourth in 2014 and 39th in 2015.

At the WIAC Men's Track & Field Championships, McKenna's squads finished second at both the 2013 indoor and outdoor meets as well as at the 2014 outdoor event.

At the helm of the Titan cross country programs, McKenna has guided the UW-Oshkosh women to one WIAC title and and two Division III Championship appearances while helping the men's team to two NCAA appearances.

During his first season as the UW-Oshkosh women's cross country coach in 2015, McKenna earned WIAC Coach of the Year honors as the Titans secured their 16th league title and first since winning 15 straight from 1986-2000.

McKenna has guided three women's runners to top-10 finishes at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional and nine runners to top-10 finishes at the WIAC Championship, including 2016 league individual champion Cheyenne Moore.

With the men's cross country team, McKenna has coached two All-Americans, eight runners to top-10 finishes at the WIAC Championship and four runners to top-10 showings at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional. In 2012, UW-Oshkosh's John Dewitt earned his second consecutive Division III Men's Cross Country Elite 90 Award, which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest grade-point average at each of the NCAA's 90 championships.

McKenna returned to the Titans after spending the 2011-12 school year as an assistant coach in both cross country and track & field at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He also possesses coaching experience from two years (2009-10) as an assistant coach at Mount Mary University and four years (2005-08) as an assistant coach at Oconomowoc High School. McKenna began his coaching career as an assistant coach with the UW-Oshkosh men’s cross country team in 2003.

McKenna competed for the UW-Oshkosh men’s cross country team from 1999-2002 and the Titans track & field squads from 2000-04. The Titans captured conference, regional and national championships in 2002 while also winning the WIAC title in 2000.

McKenna’s finest cross country season came in 2002, when he earned All-America honors with his 25th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championship. He placed seventh at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional in 2002 and 12th in 2001.

McKenna earned three All-America citations as a participant in track & field from 2000-04. He competed indoors from 2000-02 and again in 2004 and outdoors from 2000-03. UW-Oshkosh won the WIAC indoor title in 2001 and placed second at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship in both 2001 and 2003. The Titans finished third at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship in 2003.

On the outdoor track, McKenna gained All-America citations by placing sixth in the 10,000-meter run and eighth in the 5,000-meter run at the 2003 NCAA Division III Championship. He also earned All-America status with his eighth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run at the 2002 NCAA Division III Indoor Championship. The Oconomowoc native won the 5,000-meter run at the 2003 WIAC Outdoor Championship.

McKenna acquired numerous academic awards while attending UW-Oshkosh. In 2002 and 2003, the College Sports Information Directors of America voted McKenna to its Men’s Cross Country/Men’s Track and Field Academic All-America team. He was named the winner of the WIAC Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Award in 2002 and the UW-Oshkosh John Taylor Senior Scholar-Athlete Award in 2003.

McKenna received his bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh in 2004. The 339th-place finisher (2:55.17) in the 2012 Boston Marathon then earned a master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in 2008. McKenna also has taught middle school and high school Spanish classes in the Milwaukee area.

 

JARED SANCHEZ | ASSISTANT COACH

Hurdles

 

KYLE VANDAMME | ASSISTANT COACH

High Jump

 

AL TAPPLIN | ASSISTANT COACH

Pole Vault

 

JARED BENSON | ASSISTANT COACH

Long Jump & Triple Jump

 

STEPHANIE SCHROEDER | ASSISTANT COACH

Long Jump & Triple Jump