Wayne Earney Athletics
Hometown: Steelville, Mo.
Alma Mater: MidAmerica Nazarene University
Wayne Earney was officially announced as Assistant Track & Field Coach (Vertical and Horizontal Jumps)/Director of Track & Field Fund Development on June 13, 2017. His began his tenure at Concordia on July 5, 2017.
Earney made a profound impact while completing his first season as a Bulldog in 2017-18. Specifically in the jumps, Earney coached national qualifiers in Jessica Deterding, Scott Johnson and Leah Larson. Johnson won a GPAC title in the 2018 indoor triple jump. Earney also worked closely with many other athletes, including standout multi-event national qualifiers such as Blake Becher, Kennedy Mogul and Cody Williams.
A native of Steelville, Mo., Earney actually began his professional career as a law enforcement officer in Gardner, Kan., before making a transition. He fell in love with the coaching profession, left law enforcement and spent the next nine years as an assistant track coach at Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kan. During his time in Overland Park, Earney helped mentor athletes that won 22 state medals and six state championships.
Earney moved on to Sioux Falls in November 2013 and remained there through the 2017 seasons. In four seasons, Earney coached athletes to 21 all-conference awards, nine provisional national marks, three national qualifying marks, eight school records and two All-America honors. At Sioux Falls, Earney was responsible for all aspects of training, including technical, physical and mental development.
Earney possesses many professional certifications both in coaching and strength and conditioning. He holds a Jumps Specialist Certification and a Track and Field Technical Certification from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. He also owns a Level 1 Coach certification from USA Track & Field.
A national qualifier and two-time all-conference performer in the long jump as a collegiate athlete, Earney received his degree in criminal justice from MidAmerica Nazarene. He earned a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania.