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In his first season as Stanford's cross-country coach, Chris Miltenberg led the Cardinal women to third in the country -- the team's best finish in five years -- and led the Cardinal men to the NCAA West Regional title and a Pac-12 runner-up finish.
Miltenberg, Stanford's Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track & Field and head cross-country coach, arrived from Georgetown, where he coached the Hoya women to the 2011 NCAA cross-country title.
At Georgetown, Miltenberg was the associate head coach for track and field and the head women's cross-country coach. He was named the USTFCCCA National Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year for 2011.
Under Miltenberg, Stanford senior Kathy Kroeger won the Pac-12 individual title -- the first for the Cardinal women since 2007 -- and freshman Cayla Hatton was named Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year. Kroeger, Hatton, and Aisling Cuffe earned All-America honors and six Cardinal men were named All-West Region. One was Miles Unterreiner, who also was a Rhodes Scholar finalist.
Miltenberg comes with outstanding credentials from his five seasons at Georgetown. He has coached 36 All-Americans in track and field, including individual NCAA 3,000-meter champion, Emily Infeld, and two NCAA runner-up finishers. Miltenberg also led the Georgetown women to the 2012 Big East indoor track title.
Under the guidance of Miltenberg, Georgetown finished among the top 10 of the USTFCCA Terry Crawford Program of the Year the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. 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.
Before his time at 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 at Columbia for two seasons before that. He led the Lions to a pair of 13th-place finishes, in 2004 and 2005, at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Miltenberg also led Columbia to Ivy League titles those same seasons.
Miltenberg is a 2003 graduate of Georgetown where he was a two-time All-America and placed fourth at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters. He went on to run professionally for a year with Adidas while training for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Miltenberg also earned a master's in applied physiology in 2005 from Columbia. He is married to a former Georgetown All-America runner, the former Colleen Kelly. The couple has two children, Maggie and Kevin.