2009 Season - Assistant CoachesEnyo Dewith- Sprints
Dewith, a 1976 graduate of Augustana, is one of the Vikings all-time great sprinters. A team captain in 1975 and a seven time CCIW champion, DeWith held the school record in the open 440 (48.2) and the mile relay (3:14.1).Both of those times are still good enough for third place on Augustana's all-time performance lists.A fireman with the city ofRock Island, DeWith has a degree in studio art and was an NCAA Division III All-American selection in 1974.
Doug Sand - Middle Distance and Distance
Sand is a former CCIW champion in the 800 who graduated from Augustana in 1985 with a degree in journalism. During the fall he serves as the co-head coach for the Vikings women's cross country team. He was an NCAA Division III national meet qualifier as a member of the mile relay team.He is currently supervisor of the technical writing department at JTM Concepts here inRock Island.
Chad Thomas - Pole Vaulters
Thomas was a five time NCAA Division III national champion in the pole vault while attendingMuskingumUniversityduring the early 1990's. He is currently a chiropractor in the Quad Cities area and he is the top consultant for high school pole vaulters.
Luke Cooley - Sprints
Cooley graduated from Augustana in 2000 with degrees in Management Information Systems and Management.He was a two time varsity letterwinner in track as a 200 and 400 meter runner.In 2000 he was voted 'Most Improved' runner. Currently employed as an information systems analyst at Modern Woodmen of America here in the Quad Cities.
Kevin Perkins - Horizontal Jumps
This is the fifth year that Kevin Perkins will be a member of the Augustana men's track & field staff. Perkins, who also serves as the supervisor of the Ericson Field Stadium and coached the defensive line for the Vikings football team, is a 1982 graduate ofDePauwUniversityinGreencastle,Indiana. He has previously coached atIndianaState, DePauw,Northern Iowaand Galludet. He has a Master of Science degree fromIndianaStatein Health and Human Performance.
David Gonzalez - Throws
A former school and CCIW record holder, David Gonzales will be working with the throwers. A 2003 graduate of Augustana, Gonzales held the school record in the hammer throw outdoors and weight toss indoors. He won three straight indoor conference titles in the 35 pound weight toss and took the shot put title outdoors in 2003, his senior year. He has the sixth longest discus throw in school history and he once held the conference record in the weight toss indoors.
Charles Stelk - Hurdles
A standout hurdler at theUniversityofSouthern IllinoisatCarbondalefrom 1996-2000, Charles Stelk will be in his first year working with the Viking hurdlers. Stelk graduated from SIU with bachelor's degree in physiology and also has a master's in physical therapy from theUniversityofIowa. He is licensed and currently practicing inSilvis,Illinois.
John Furlong - Recruiting Coordinator
John Furlong is in his fourth year as men's track and field recruiting coordinator. Furlong, who at one time was both the head baseball and football coach atSt.AmbroseUniversityinDavenport,Iowa, has been a fixture at Augustana since 1990. He coached the defensive backs and was the recruiting coordinator for the football team from 1993 until 2003. He is also the junior varsity baseball coach. Furlong is a graduate ofCentralCollegeinPella,Iowaand during his eight year stint as the head football coach at St. Ambrose he had the Fighting Bees in the NAIA playoffs three times.