|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.
|College:||Long Island University, 2004|
|Position:||Assistant Coach (Jumps)|
Ranard Adkinson is in his second season as an assistant coach for the A&M-Commerce men's and women's track and field teams, overseeing the Lion jumpers.
Adkinson comes to A&M-Commerce from Cal State University-Los Angeles, where he spent the past year aiding in the development of the sprinters, hurdlers, and jumpers for the Golden Eagles. While coaching at CSULA, Adkinson over saw 2 different national championship winners in Long Jump and Triple Jump.
Prior to CSULA, Adkinson mentored several individual standouts at Southwest Baptist University, including the school’s first-ever male and female conference champions and national qualifiers. Under Adkinson, 15 different schools records were set, and four individual won conference championships.
Adkinson has not only been a stand out coach, but he also had a stellar career while at Long Island University. He was a three-time Northeast Conference Champion as a member of the sprint team. He set four school records and a conference record while playing for the Blackbirds.
Adkinson earned his Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts from Long Island University in 2004, and his Master’s degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University in 2007.
|College:||Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2011|
|Position:||Track and Field Assistant Coach (Throws)|
Marquis Stimpson is in his second season as an assistant track and field coach for A&M-Commerce and his first as a full-time assistant. Stimpson works primarily with the men and women throws teams.
Stimpson was a four year letterwinner at A&M-Commerce, emerging as one of the top throwers for the Lions all four years. His career was highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the discus at the Lone Star Conference Championships with a mark of 48.84 meters. Stimpson was also one of A&M-Commerce's top jumpers, finishing in the top-15 at the Lone Star Conference Championships twice in the long jump.
A native of Lancaster, Texas, Stimpson earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from A&M-Commerce in 2011.