Courtesy of Concordia University Wisconsin, Sports
MEQUON, Wis. -- Coaches customarily wear a number of hats at the Division III level of college athletics. Concordia’s Russ DeLap dons more head gear than most. The veteran instructor has been named to replace Adam Walker as the head men’s track coach at CUW.
Already the head men’s and women’s cross country coach and head women's track coach, DeLap plans to continue the level of success that has seen Falcon teams top the NAC standings in both sports.
Coach DeLap's Falcon squads have been at the forefront of NAC cross country in recent seasons with the Falcon women winning the 2009 crown and the CUW men taking second. As an assistant in men’s track and field, DeLap helped guide both Concordia squads to indoor and outdoor NAC titles this year.
“I am excited to bring Russ into coaching full time,” said Concordia Athletic Director Dr. Rob Barnhill. “The level of professionalism he has exhibited over his long tenure in athletic training will continue to benefit the athletic department as he recruits and trains our track and cross country athletes. He inherits a program that has been rebuilt by Adam Walker and his staff and we look forward to continued success.”
Walker, who also coaches football for the Falcons, will, "assume greater responsibilities within the Concordia athletic/academic program" according to Barnhill, but "those exact responsibilities still need to be defined."
"These are two outstanding coaches (Walker and DeLap). We are so fortunate to have both of them here," concluded Barnhill.