Russ De Lap is the head coach of both the CUW men's and women's cross country programs, as well as both of the Falcon track & field programs. All of those four teams have been tremendously successful under the direction of De Lap.
In 2011, De Lap coached both the men's and women's cross country teams to Northern Athletics Conference Championships. The men's team won the title with 63 points, while the women's team, placed four runners in the top-11 and took the championship with 49 points. The title was the third straight for the women's progam and second consecutive for the men.
The Falcons cross country programs also completed the sweep in 2010 under De Lap. That year, CUW had Andy Ashenden win his second consecutive individual championship at the conference meet.
In 2012 the Falcons women's team placed third, while the men's team came in fourth place at the conference championships. The Falcons had nine runners earn All-NAC recognition at the 2012 championships.
De Lap guided the Men's team to another fourth place finish in 2013, which included Andrew Coop and Dayton Lueck earning All-NACC honors with their top-15 finishes. De Lap has led the Falcons to at least a top four finish in each of the past five seasons. He has also coached 11 runners to First Team All-NACC honors during that span.
De Lap is a 1986 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in physical education and Internship in athletic training. He is also a 1998 graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin with a Master's Degree in business administration in health care.
De Lap is NATA Board Certified and a State Licensed Athletic Trainer, along with having a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He also is a USATF Level 2 Certified Coach with an Endurance Specialization.
Men's Cross Country NACC History Under Coach DeLap
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||1st of 10 (63 points)|
||4th of 10 (94 points)|
|2013||4th of 9 (94 points)|
|2014||4th of 10 (96 points)|