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Chris Miltenberg
Position: The Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track & Field
Alma Mater: Georgetown
Graduating Year: 2003
Experience: 3 Years
In three seasons as Stanford's cross-country coach, Chris Miltenberg has coached the men to an NCAA runner-up finish and two NCAA West Regional championships, and the women to two individual Pac-12 titles and three national top-14 team finishes.
Miltenberg, the 2013 USTFCCCA West Region Coach of the Year, has coached 11 different Stanford runners to cross-country All-America honors.
As the Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field, Miltenberg has guided Stanford's men's and women's cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams to a No. 3 combined ranking among the nation's top programs for 2013-14 by the USTFCCCA.
In 2014, Stanford's men finished second in the NCAA cross country championships, the program's highest finish since 2003. The Cardinal's top five, led by Maksim Korolev in fourth, all earned All-America honors by placing among the top 40. It's entire top seven placed among the top 100. Korolev, who beat Oregon's Edward Cheserek to win the NCAA West Regional, was named West Region runner of the year.
The Cardinal women, with five true or redshirt freshmen, placed 14th. This came after third-place finishes in both the Pac-12 NCAA West Region meets. Freshman Elise Cranny was the Pac-12 runner-up and placed 12th at the NCAA's, the highest finish by any freshman and the best frosh placing for a Stanford runner since 1999. Cranny was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
In 2013, Stanford was the only school to have individuals place among the top-5 in both the NCAA men's and women's races in Terre Haute, Ind. Aisling Cuffe was fourth in the women's race, earning Stanford's top finish since 2006. In the men's race, Jim Rosa was fifth while also earning the distinction of being the top American-born finisher. 
Cuffe captured the Pac-12 title to give Stanford women back-to-back individual championships, following Kathy Kroeger's 2012 title. Cuffe, a two-time All-America, was named Pac-12 women's cross-country Athlete of the Year. Kroeger's Pac-12 title was the first for the Cardinal women since 2007
 
The men captured back-to-back West Region titles under Miltenberg and have earned three  top-20 national team finishes. In 2012, Miltenberg coached the Cardinal women to third in the country -- the team's best finish in five years.
 
Miltenberg's athletes have excelled academically as well. In 2013, Tyler Stutzman was named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete for men's cross country and one of Miltenberg's 2012 runners, Miles Unterreiner, was selected as a Rhodes Scholar.
 
Miltenberg arrived from Georgetown, where he coached the Hoya women to the 2011 NCAA cross-country title.

At Georgetown, Miltenberg was the associate head coach for track and field and the head women's cross-country coach. He was named the USTFCCCA National Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year for 2011.

Miltenberg had outstanding credentials from his five seasons at Georgetown. He coached 36 All-Americans in track and field, including individual NCAA 3,000-meter champion, Emily Infeld, and two NCAA runner-up finishers. Miltenberg also led the Georgetown women to the 2012 Big East indoor track title.

Under the guidance of Miltenberg, Georgetown finished among the top 10 of the USTFCCA Terry Crawford Program of the Year the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. He was a three-time Mid-Atlantic Assistant Coach of the Year for women's track and field and had six of his athletes compete at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Before his time at Georgetown, Miltenberg was the associate head coach for men's and women's track and field, and cross country at Columbia. He spent one season in that role and was an assistant at Columbia for two seasons before that. He led the Lions to a pair of 13th-place finishes, in 2004 and 2005, at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Miltenberg also led Columbia to Ivy League titles those same seasons.

Miltenberg is a 2003 graduate of Georgetown where he was a two-time All-America and placed fourth at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters. He went on to run professionally for a year with Adidas while training for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Miltenberg also earned a master's in applied physiology in 2005 from Columbia. He is married to a former Georgetown All-America runner, the former Colleen Kelly. The couple has two children, Maggie and Kevin.

 

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