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.
In 2015, De Lap helped coach the women's team to its best Regional finish in program history. The Falcons were 10th at the always-challenging Midwest Regional, placing three runners in the top 60. Included in that was Marya Haegler, who earned All-Region status with her 20th-place finish.
CUW was again in the top four of the conference for both teams in 2015, with the men finishing in fourth place and the women taking third. The women had four runners earn All-NACC status in 2015, all finishing inside the top 15 at the NACC Indoor Championships.
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.
Women's Cross Country NAC History Under Coach DeLap
|2010||1st of 11 (51 points)|
|2011||1st of 11 (49 points)|
|2012||3rd of 11 (97 points)|
|2013||3rd of 10 (95 points)|
|2014||2nd of 11 (66 points)|
|2015||3rd of 12 (58 points)|