Peter Tegen, Stanford XC Coach - 2005

Peter Tegen Hired As Men's & Women's Head Cross Country Coach Former Wisconsin head coach has enjoyed great success in coaching elite runners Aug. 17, 2005 Stanford, Ca - Peter Tegen, regarded as one of the most highly respected middle distance and distance coaches in the United States, has been hired as Stanford's new men's and women's head cross country coach. Tegen's appointment was announced on Wednesday (8/17/05) by Cardinal Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Edrick Floreal. "Peter Tegen is one of the most sought after middle distance and distance coaches in the country," said Floreal. "His ability to develop great runners is known throughout the world. He is a great coach and person. He relates to his athletes, and his athletes love him. Peter will be a huge plus to the Cardinal program." Tegen enjoyed great success in 30 years of coaching at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Within the Big Ten Conference, Tegen coached more league champions, national champions and All-Americans than any other coach. Tegen also coached more All-Americans than any coach in Wisconsin athletic history. Tegen coached more than 43 national champions in track and cross country, and his athletes earned more than 250 All-American honors. Tegen coached the Badgers to two NCAA cross country titles (1984, 1985), 24 Top-10 national finishes in cross country; 21 Top-10 national finishes in track, including four NCAA runnerup titles, and 39 Big Ten Conference championships in track and cross country. Tegen coached more than 224 Big Ten event champions. His list of great runners include Olympians Kathy Butler (1996, 2004), Suzy Favor Hamilton (1992, 1996, 2000) and Cindy Bremser (1984). He has also coached numerous runners who competed in several World Championships in track and field, and cross country.