Mischke Hired To Lead CSC Track & Field Program

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Chadron State College Athletic Director Joel R. Smith announced on Wednesday that Seth Mischke will take over the reins of the Eagles track and field program as head coach.

“We’re fortunate to have an experienced head coach in Seth,” said Smith, “as we prepare to host the 2023 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships and compete for the conference title.”

Mischke spent the past 11 seasons as the head track and field coach, and assistant cross country coach, at Black Hills State University. There, his program two individual national champions, 18 All-America earners, 18 conference champions, and more than 100 All-RMAC honorees.

In 2012, Mischke also helped BHSU make the leap from the NAIA into one of the strongest NCAA Division II conferences for track and field, and cross country.

Before BHSU, he held both the head track and field and cross country posts for 12 years at St. Cloud State. Mischke was twice named the conference coach of the year with the Huskies, after his men’s teams finished fourth at the indoor North Central Conference championships in 2005 and runner-up at the Northern Sun Conference meet in 2011.

At St. Cloud, his program produced one national champ, 17 All-America winners, and 21 conference champions.

Mischke is a 1997 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he was a Big Ten Conference runner-up in the indoor pole vault and finished third in the outdoor decathlon.

He and his wife Colleen, have three children: Brooklyn, Tanner and Micah. Colleen was an administrator with the BHSU athletic department for 11 years and a stand-out heptathlete and high jumper at the University of Nebraska.

“I’m very excited to be the next head track and field coach at Chadron State,” said Mischke. “I can’t wait to start working with our staff and student-athletes.”

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