Seiler named BVU track coach

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Renetta Seiler was named Buena Vista University's head track and field coach Tuesday. Seiler will officially begin at BVU on Aug. 1.

Seiler is a 2000 graduate of Kansas State University where she turned in a stellar collegiate career for the Wildcats. She was a three-time All-American in both the hammer throw and the 20-pound weight throw, a four-time All-American discus thrower, as well as an All-American in the shot put. She holds school records in both the hammer throw (209-4) and the weight throw (69-2.5). In addition, she was a seven-time Big 12 conference champion and was a 1997 World Games finalist in the hammer throw.

"My big goal is to build on the past success of the program and see records fall, while at the same time, seeing the teams finish in the top-half of the conference each year," said Seiler.

Upon graduating from KSU, Seiler began her coaching career by serving as a graduate assistant for the Wildcats (2000-01) before serving as an assistant coach in 2001-02. From there, she moved on as an assistant coach at the University of Miami (2002-05) where she was part of eight conference championship teams as a coach. During her tenure, school records were broken 29 times in three years, and she also coached both indoor and outdoor conference and national champions.

Seiler currently serves as an assistant coach at the University of Northern Iowa where she oversees both the men's and women's throwers. She has been responsible for coaching Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) indoor and outdoor champions, top-10 national place winners, NCAA indoor and outdoor All-Americans, a Drake Relays champion and an MVC Most Valuable Female Athlete, along with seeing six school records broken 31 times in two seasons.

Seiler is a native of Algona.

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