Lane names Bill Steyer as Track and Field coach for 2018-19 Season
EUGENE, Ore.— Bill Steyer has been named Head Track and Field coach at Lane Community College as announced by Director of Athletics, Greg Sheley. Steyer will take over the position from Interim Head Coach, Brian Schaudt, who is stepping away to pursue other career opportunities.
“We are very excited to have Bill join us in his new role. Bill will continue the long tradition of outstanding coaching in the area of Track and Field at Lane Community College,” said Sheley. “I want to also thank Brian for his work with our student-athletes and wish him luck in his new career path.”
Steyer is currently the Head Cross Country Coach and assistant Track and Field coach Lane CC. He will assume the duties of the Head Track and Field coach at seasons end.
In the summer of 2017, Steyer relocated to Eugene from Homer, Alaska, where he served as the high school’s head coach for cross country and track and field.
During his seven-year tenure in that role, Steyer helped produce five state championship team titles and six state runner-up team awards. In 2017, the Homer girl’s track and field team also won their first state championship.
Despite being a small school, Steyer’s high school became a recognized running powerhouse. Steyer was named Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USATFCCCA), among other awards.
Steyer is a former competitive distance runner and triathlete. During his 22 years in Alaska he competed in numerous mid/long distance road and trail races with many strong finishes.
He was also a former competitive long distance dog musher having completed five one-thousand-mile long sled dog races including the Iditarod. His highest finish was in fifth place.
Steyer has a USATF Level 1 Certification and USATFCCCA Technical Certification for the sprint, jumping, and distance events. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree of arts in geography/natural resource management from the University of Washington.