Einspahr named GPAC men's indoor track coach of the year

Einspahr named GPAC men’s indoor track coach of the year

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – The first men’s track and field conference championship in program history has led to Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year honors for Concordia 22nd-year head coach Kregg Einspahr. It’s another honor on a long list of accolades for the accomplished veteran coach.

Einspahr has been named conference or regional coach of the year for track or cross country more than 30 times during his career at Concordia. Recently, he was named 2008, 2009 and 2012 GPAC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, 2009 and 2010 GPAC Women’s Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year, 2009 GPAC Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year and 2009, 2010 and 2012 GPAC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year.

The latest honor may mean more than most for Einspahr, who helped the Bulldogs break the stranglehold Doane had on the GPAC indoor title.

“This men’s team championship is very special to me,” Einspahr said following the meet on Feb. 22. “We got awful close three years ago.”

Under Einspahr’s direction, 26 different Concordia men put forth all-conference performances at the GPAC championship meet. Several Bulldogs will again be headed to the indoor national championships this season. Official qualifiers will be announced on Friday.

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released new NAIA computer ratings on Wednesday. The Concordia women (GPAC runner up) are now ranked sixth nationally while the men check in at No. 7.

Einspahr is a member of both the Concordia Athletics Hall of Fame and the NAIA Hall of Fame.

27 February 2014

Head coach Kregg Einspahr hands over the GPAC championship trophy to his team following the meet on Feb. 22.