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Chris Miltenberg
Position: The Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track & Field
Alma Mater: Georgetown '03
Experience: 1 Year

Chris Miltenberg is in his second season as Stanford's Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track & Field and head cross-country coach, and is the reigning USTFCCCA West Region Cross Country Coach of the Year.

Miltenberg's first academic year was highlighted by team performances such as the sixth place by the Stanford women at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, third place at the NCAA women's cross country finals, and an NCAA West Region title in men's cross country.

It was the performance of the track and field program that clinched a 19th consecutive Learfield Sports Directors' Cup for Stanford. At the NCAA meet, Kori Carter set a women's collegiate and NCAA meet record in winning the 400 hurdles in 53.21, a world-leading time. Carter was named women's West Region and Pac-12 track athlete of the year.

Miltenberg coached two 800-meter runners into the 2013 NCAA final. Justine Fedronic was third and freshman Amy Weissenbach sixth. Weissenbach went on to break Fedronic’s school record by becoming one of two collegians to advance to the USATF Championship final, and set a national freshman record of 2:00.98. Two weeks later, Fedronic broke Weissenbach’s school mark with a 2:00.97 at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Paris.

In all, 13 Stanford athletes received All-America honors at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships and 10 achieved USATF Championships 'A' or 'B' standards, and that doesn't include Stanford's foreign-born athletes: Australia's Olympic 400 finalist Steven Solomon or French national team’s Fedronic.

Under the guidance of Miltenberg, Stanford placed 31 track and field athletes on the Pac-12 All-Academic team. In addition, cross country runner Miles Unterreiner was selected as a Rhodes Scholar, half-miler Luke Lefebure won the Elite 89 award for the highest cumulative GPA among athletes at the 2013 NCAA indoor track and field championships, and Tyler Stutzman was named 2013 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's cross country.

During the 2013 cross country season, the Cardinal men repeated as NCAA West Region champions and the women finished 11th in the country, with the men 19th. Aisling Cuffe won the Pac-12 women's title, following the feat of Kathy Kroeger in 2012. Cuffe and Jim Rosa each finished among the top-five at the NCAA Championships, making Stanford the only school to accomplish the feat at the meet. Rosa was the top American-born finisher.

Miltenberg came from Georgetown where he was the associate head coach for track and field and the head women's cross-country coach. He led the Hoyas to the 2011 NCAA title in women's cross country and was named the USTFCCCA National Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year.

In five seasons at Georgetown, Miltenberg coached 36 All-Americans in track and field, including Emily Infeld, an NCAA champion at 3,000. Miltenberg also led the Georgetown women to the 2012 Big East indoor track title.

Miltenberg's Georgetown teams finished in the top 10 of the USTFCCA Terry Crawford Program of the Year two consecutiveseasons. He was a three-time Mid-Atlantic Assistant Coach of the Year for women's track and field and had six of his athletes compete at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Prior to Georgetown, Miltenberg was the associate head coach for men's and women's track and field, and cross country at Columbia. He spent one season in that role and was an assistant coach at Columbia for two seasons before that. He led the Lions to 13th-place finishes at the 2004 and 2005 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Miltenberg also led Columbia to a pair of Ivy League titles during those same seasons.

Miltenberg is a 2003 graduate of Georgetown where he was a two-time All-American and placed fourth at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000. He went on to run professionally for a year with Adidas while training for the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials.

Miltenberg earned a master's in applied physiology in 2005 from Columbia. He is married to former Georgetown All-America runner, the former Colleen Kelly. The couple has two children, daughter Maggie and son Kevin.

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