Ryan Schroeder begins his second season as the head men's and women's cross country and track and field coach at Buena Vista in the fall of 2015.
Schroeder coached multiple all-conference men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field performances in 2015 along with one individual who earned a pair of All-American accolades.
Schroeder, a native of Byron, Ill., is no stranger to the Iowa Conference as he was a 2011 graduate of Coe College. While competing for the Kohawks he became one of the school’s most decorated runners in its history, having set three new school records and was a two-time All-Central Region runner. At the 2010 NCAA Division III National Cross Country Meet, Schroeder finished 52nd with a time of 25:10.6. He became just the second-ever Kohawk to qualify for the national championships.
Prior to arriving at BVU, Schroeder was at Marian University (Wis.) where he spent one year as head coach of both the cross country and track and field programs. He served as the inaugural coach for the Sabres track and field programs in 2014 and coached a pair of individual all-conference finishes during the outdoor season this spring.
Prior to his year at Marian, he spent two seasons serving as a graduate assistant at Aurora University.
He and wife Keelie reside in the Storm Lake area.