2009 Season - Inside Our Program
Fred Whiteside took over as the head women's cross country coach in 1982 and 24 years later he is still growing strong. His program won six CCIW conference titles and finished second a total of six times. The Vikings have twice qualified for the NCAA Division III national meet and won 15 of the last 17 Illinois small college state championships before the meet was discontinued. Whiteside's affable and knowledgable coaching style has made him a campus mainstay and his classes in coaching track and field are regularly filled to capacity.