Coach Samantha Stark graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and in 2011 with her master's degree in the MSRS program.
Stark, a full-time assistant with both the cross country and track & field programs, has been a key part to the Falcons success since joining the staff in 2010. The cross country programs have consistently been in the top three of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Championships, while the track & field programs have also produced consistently strong results.
She participated in Track & Field four years for CUW earning Northern Athletic Conference Championship Field Athlete of the Meet (2009 indoor & Outdoor; 2008 outdoor; NAC Championship Women’s Overall Athlete of the Year 2007 Indoor) and set five school records in throws, relays, and multi-events.
Coach Stark began her coaching career in 2010 as a part-time throws coach, and is now the full-time assistant coach of the sprint, relay, high jump, and multi-event athletes. Although never competing in cross country, she enjoys running and competing in road races and is familiar with the sport from working in athletic training.