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Iowa State hires UNI Head Track Coach Dan Steele

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Dan Steele, whose exemplary resume includes experiences as an Olympic medalist, NCAA champion and head coach, is Iowa State’s new Men’s & Women’s Associate Head Track & Field coach.

Steele, most recently, served as Head Men’s & Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Coach (2009-15) at Northern Iowa.

As an athlete, Steele was the 1992 NCAA Champion in the 400-meter hurdles at Eastern Illinois. Post-college, he won a silver medal in the decathlon at the 1999 Pan-American Games and represented the United States at the 1999 IAAF World Track & Field Championships in Spain.

After his track career ended, Steele began training for the bobsled. He was brakeman on the 2002 USA Olympic team that earned a bronze medal in Salt Lake City, ending a 46-year medal drought in the sport for the U.S. Steele competed in three USA Olympic Trials in the bobsled and made the 1998 team, too.

As head coach of the Panthers’ track & field programs, Steele helped his student-athletes set 35 school records and win 49 Missouri Valley Conference individual titles.

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