Track & field

Scott Bahrke Head Coach

Contact info

712-707-7409

Coaches

Scott Bahrke

Head Coach

Tim Vander Ploeg

Assistant Coach; Hurdles and Jumps

Carrie Krohn

Assistant Coach
Distance

Levi Ettleman

Assistant Coach
Throws

Karl Bahrke

Assistant Coach

Scott Bahrke is in his fourth year as head coach of both the Northwestern College cross country and track and field teams. 

Family: wife-Lyndsay; children-Payge, Olyvia and Isaac

Alma Mater (Year): Northwestern College (2001)

Playing Career: 3-time NAIA All-American (2000, 2001); 3-time national qualifier

Coaching Experience:

   2012-present-Head Coach at Northwestern College

   2007-2011-Head boys Track and Field coach at Kingsley-Pierson High School

   2010-11-Head boys Cross Country coach at Kingsley-Pierson High School

   2001-06-Head Coss Country/Assistant Track and Field Coach-Iowa Falls/Alden High School

Team Accomplishments Under Bahrke:

  Men's Cross Country team posted best ever finish (21st) at NAIA Championship in 2015

  Men's Cross Country team qualfiied for nationals (2015); 1st appearance (6th overall) since 1993

  Men's Cross Country placed in the top five in the GPAC 2x; top six all three years

  Both Cross Country teams (M/W) were named NAIA Scholar Teams for 3rd year (2012-14)

  Men's Track and Field-3 straight top five finishes in the GPAC

  Men's Track and Field scored the most points ever at GPAC Indoor Championship (2013, 2015)

  14 Track and Field Athletes qualified for Nationals (Indoor)

  23 Track and Field Athletes qualified for Nationals (Outdoor)

  Women's track and field team placed 26th at 2015 NAIA Outdoor

  Men's track and field placed 27th at 2015 NAIA Indoor

  Both Track and Field teams were named NAIA Scholar Teams for 3rd year (2013-15)

Other Coaching Accomplishments:

Karen Ettleman-National Champion in the Heptathlon (2015)

9 NAIA All-Americans (Outdoor); 11 NAIA All-Americans (Indoor)-2015

12 NAIA All-Americans (Outdoor); 5 NAIA All-Americans (Indoor)-2014

2 NAIA All-Americans (Outdoor); 7 NAIA All-Americans (Indoor)-2013

2013-One men's runner (Will Norris) qualifed for NAIA Championship in Cross Country

37 NAIA Scholar Athletes

6 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

“I am blessed with the opportunity to coach such a great group of athletes,” commented Bahrke. “They seek to glorify God in all they do.”

Bahrke's Years at Northwestern: (Cross Country only)

2014 Women-8th of 11 Men-2nd of 11
2013 Women-7th of 11 Men-5th of 11
2012 Women-7th of 11 Men-6th of 11

Bahrke's Years at Northwestern: (Track and Field only)

2015 W Indoor-7th of 10 W Outdoor-4th of 11 M Indoor-5th of 11 M Outdoor-5th of 11
2014 W Indoor-7th of 11 W Outdoor-7th of 10 M Indoor-4th of 10 M Outdoor-5th of 10
2013 W Indoor-7th of 11 W Outdoor-7th of 11 M Indoor-4th of 10 M Outdoor-4th of 11
 

“I am blessed with the opportunity to coach such a great group of athletes,” commented Bahrke. “They seek to glorify God in all they do.”

 

Interview with Coach BahrkeSports Information Director Matt Bos interviews Track & Field Head Coach Scott Bahrke.Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013
Interview with Coach BahrkeSports Information Director Matt Bos interviews Track & Field Head Coach Scott Bahrke.Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013
Interview with Coach BahrkeSports Information Director Matt Bos interviews Track & Field Head Coach Scott Bahrke.Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013
Interview with Coach BahrkeSports Information Director Matt Bos interviews Track & Field Head Coach Scott Bahrke.Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013
Interview with Coach BahrkeMatt Bos, Sports Information Director, interviews Cross Country head coach Scott Bahrke.Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012
Interview with Coach BahrkeMatt Bos, Sports Information Director, interviews Cross Country head coach Scott Bahrke.Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012
Interview with Coach BahrkeMatt Bos, Sports Information Director, interviews Cross Country head coach Scott Bahrke.Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012
Interview with Coach BahrkeMatt Bos, Sports Information Director, interviews Cross Country head coach Scott Bahrke.Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012