Head Coach Men's & Women's Cross Country
Dale Bahr enters his eighth season as head coach of both the men's and women's track and field programs and the men's and women's cross country programs at Gustavus Adolphus College for the 2016-17 season. Bahr, a 1995 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, replaced Tom Thorkelson, as the men's and women's track and field coach, and Jed Friedrich as the men's and women's cross country coach in 2009.
In seven seasons as the head of the Gustavus track and field team, Bahr has coached two NCAA Outdoor National Champions in Max Hanson (2010, 800m) and Janey Helland (2011, Heptathlon), and 10 individuals who have turned in 15 All-American performances in both indoor and outdoor track and field.
Prior to coming to Gustavus, Bahr was an assistant track and field coach at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, Le Center-Cleveland, and Nicollet high schools. He was also the head cross country coach at Nicollet in 1998 and 1999.
A standout collegiate athlete, Bahr was a four-time All-American in track and field, a national champion in 1992 in the 800-meter, and a three-time letterwinner in cross country at Mankato State, where he graduated from in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education, adapted physical education, and coaching. He was also the 1992 national indoor champion in the 800-meter run.
Bahr earned a master's degree in sports administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2005, and was later inducted into the MSU, Mankato Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 2012.
Dale and his wife, Heidi, live in St. Peter with their four children, Runnar, Jesiah, Cadence, and Liv.
Assistant Men's and Women's Cross Country
Brenden Huber begins his 10th season with the Gustavus men's and women's cross country teams and the indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Huber serves as head coach Dale Bahr’s lead assistant for both the cross country and track and field programs.
Huber, a native of Huron, South Dakota, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Dakota in 2005 where he was a cross country and distance runner for the Coyotes. While at USD, Huber was a member of the 2004 cross country squad that finished 11th at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships. He also served as the president of the USD Student-Athlete Advisory Council and was an Academic All-America honoree in 2005.
Currently, Huber is pursuing his master's degree in sport psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato.