|Position:||Head Cross Country Coach|
Darren Schneider is in his
second year as the head men's track and field/cross country
Schneider spent the past 10 years as the head men's track and field coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He guided UW-Whitewater to 17 top-20 national meet finishes in indoor and outdoor competition, and led the Warhawks to their highest-ever indoor national finish with a second place performance in 2004. In addition, the Warhawks finished third in the national outdoor track and field meet under Schneider in 2004 and 2006.
During Schneider's tenure at UW-Whitewater, 93 student-athletes earned All-American honors, including nine that claimed individual NCAA Division III national championships. He was also named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2007.
In addition to his success on the track and field, Schneider was instrumental in the development of the $15 million Kachel Fieldhouse that served as the 2004 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Prior to UW-Whitewater, Schneider led the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from 1996-99. He also spent time with Truman State University and was an assistant coach at Oklahoma State University. Before entering the collegiate coaching ranks, Schneider coached at Knox County High School in Edina, Missouri, and Lafayette High School in St. Louis, Missouri.
Schneider earned his bachelor's degree from Truman State, and a master's degree from the United States Sports Academy. He and his wife, Shella, have two children, Reed and Granton.