Head Coach Ed Fye took the reigns of the Tiger track & field program during the 2002 summer. Previous to 2002, Fye was an assistant for 18 years. Fye graduated from Doane College in 1982, where he excelled in football and track. He was an All-American and has been inducted into the Doane Athletic Hall-of-Fame.
Since being named head coach, Fye has received several honors for both indoors and outdoors. He has been named Region and GPAC Coach-of-the-Year numerous times while Doane athletes have earned 308 All-American honors and 116 NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors. On 24 occasions, an individual or relay team has won an NAIA National Championship for events won at the national meet.
On just the men’s side, Coach Fye has led the Tigers to nine Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) titles with 511 All-GPAC performances. At the national meets, men have earned 162 All-American honors and 16 individual national championships. Away from the track, Doane male athletes have earned 41 NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.
Ed is seen most often with the high jump, pole vault, javelin, and multi-eventers. Fye has served as a NAIA national officer for track & field in recent years as well.
Doane Men’s Team Under Coach Fye’s Direction
2003 - 9 All-Americans, 1 National Title
2004 - 12 All-Americans
2005 - 9 All-Americans, 1 National Title
2006 - 21 All-Americans, 1 National Title
2007 - 31 All-Americans, 2 National Titles
2008 - 21 All-Americans, 3 National Titles
2009 - 14 All-Americans, 1 National Title
2010 - 11 All-Americans, 1 National Title
2011 - 15 All-Americans, 4 National Titles
2012 - 19 All-Americans, 2 National Titles
David Dunnigan has been in the Tiger program since 1985 with the exception of two seasons. He is highly respected within the coaching ranks, proven by the fact that Dunnigan is the only assistant coach ever to be voted on to the Games Committee by head coaches for the NAIA National meets. He has coached numerous NAIA All-Americans and National Champions in the throws. Dunnigan also serves as an associate professor in physical education for Doane College.
Brad Jenny joined the track staff in 1999. Jenny, a 1994 graduate of Doane, coaches the middle distance/distance athletes. He helps set up the training programs for each athlete and draws from his athletic training background to help develop each individual. Brad is the Head Coach for the Doane Cross Country teams.
Dave Ziola joined the Doane team in Fall 2002. Coach “Z” handles the horizontal jumps and assists with the multi-eventers. His ability to communicate and teach has produced several individual National Champions and All-Americans.
In 2010, he saw one of his first jumpers at Doane, Rochelle Schmidt, inducted into the NAIA Hall-of-Fame during the NAIA Track & Field National Championships in Marion, Indiana.
He is also an educator in the Doane Physical Education Department and earned his degree from Hastings College. Ziola resides in Crete with his wife, Sandy, and they have one son, Ryan. Ryan is a Doane graduate and was a member of the Tiger Track & Field program.
Fred Beile came to Doane College in 1961 and served as an assistant track coach for 12 years before becoming the head coach in 1973. During his time as the Tiger’s head coach, Beile’s women’s team won two team NAIA National Titles (2001, 2002). Overall, he coached 327 All-Americans, 60 individual National Champions, and 101 NAIA Scholar-Athletes during his tenure as head coach. Beile was named NAIA National Coach-of-the-Year six times and is a member of the NAIA & Doane Hall-of-Fame. He retired in 2002, but continues to assist the Tigers sprints, hurdles, and relay teams.
Ryan Dorshorst graduated from Doane in May 2006 and has been the pole vaults coach since Fall ‘06. He was a two-time NAIA National qualifier while also triple jumping for the Tigers. His coaching has produced several All-GPAC and All-American performances. He works in the IT department at Doane.
Jennifer Jenny joined the Tiger staff in 2006 and helps with the sprints and relay teams. A Doane graduate and All-American for the track and field program, she also helps with the Tiger conditioning program, running the pilates program that the team participates in.
Adam Landerfield joined the Doane coaching staff in Fall 2010 after serving as a coach at Lincoln Southeast H.S. Landerfield is a Doane graduate and was a NAIA National Champion in the 110m hurdles and a three-time All-American.
Christina (Lark) Wood joined the Doane staff in Fall 2009. Lark graduated from Concordia University where she was a member of the track & field program and the volleyball team. She earned All-American honors in the weight throw in 2008. Outside of coaching, Lark is a personal trainer.
Ken Marvin graduated from Doane where he competed in football and track while gaining All-American status in the triple jump. He works with the long & triple jump. The owner of Ken’s Pharmacy in Crete, Marvin is also very active in promoting track & field to the youth in the Doane community.
Andy McCallister is a Doane graduate and the sports editor for the Crete News. He has helped the track & field program for many years working with the sprints and relays as well as the cross country program. McCallister is also the voice of the Tigers over the public address system for home track meets.
Paulvince Obuon rejoined the track staff in 2013 after assisting with the Crete Public Schools teams. He a 2008 Doane graduate and ran track for the Tigers. He was a four-time All-American and a two-time NAIA National Champion (60m Indoor and 4x100m Outdoor).
Nick Thixton joined the Tiger coaching staff in Fall 2010. Thixton graduated from Doane in 2009. He was a four-time NAIA National qualifier and two-time GPAC Champion in the triple jump. He assists with the jumpers and works numerous Ed Fye Track & Field camps.
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