Concordia head cross country coach Kregg Einspahr has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, the GPAC announced Tuesday. The honor comes on the heels of Einspahr’s ninth GPAC cross country title in his 21 years at the helm of the Bulldog men’s and women’s programs.
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 and 2009 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.
This season Einspahr guided the men’s cross country squad to a GPAC team title and senior Colin Morrissey to an individual conference championship. He also led the women to a tie for second at the conference meet behind senior Sarah Kortze’s individual title.
With the men’s automatic berth into the 2012 NAIA National Championships, Einspahr now has 31 combined National Championships appearances between the men’s and women’s programs.