Russ De Lap completed his fifth season as head track & field coach at Concordia University Wisconsin following the 2015 campaign. DeLap coaches both the men's and women's teams, in addition to his duties as head men's and women's cross country coach.
De Lap and the Falcons Women's team had another successful run in 2015, finishing second at both the NACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships. CUW has consistently found themselves inside the top three in the conference under De Lap's guidance.
In addition the CUW Women's team had several school records fall in 2015. Under De Lap's guidance, the Falcons had five new records on the women's side this past season, four of those coming during the outdoor season.
In 2012 De Lap coached the men's team to a Northern Athletics Conference Indoor Championship, as the Falcons compiled 126 points to earn the championship. They continued strong in the outdoor season as they earned a share of the league title with Benedictine University, each team scoring 135 points.
The women also had a strong season under DeLap in 2012 as they placed second at the NAC Indoor Championships, finishing just 2.5 points behind meet champion, Concordia University Chicago.
De Lap guided the Women's team to a second-place finish at the NACC Indoor Championships in 2014, while leading them to a third-place ending at the Outdoor Championships. CUW also had several school records fall in 2014, including the 4X400-meter relay team setting the indoor and outdoor marks, both coming at the conference meets.
The 2013 season saw the CUW Men finish fourth at both the NAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships. De Lap helped guide freshman Tyler White to Field Athlete and Freshman of the Meet at the NAC Indoor Championships. The Women finished fifth at both championships in 2013.
In his first season as the head coach of the track & field programs, De Lap guided the CUW women to an outdoor conference title. The Falcons amassed 186 points at the conference meet, which followed up a second-place finish during the indoor event.
De Lap is a 1986 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in physical education and Internship in athletic training. He is also a 1998 graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin with a Master's Degree in business administration in health care.
De Lap is NATA Board Certified and a State Licensed Athletic Trainer, along with having a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He also is a USATF Level 2 Certified Coach with an Endurance Specialization.
|Year||NACC Indoor Finish||NACC Outdoor Finish|
|2011||2nd of 9 (126 points)||1st of 8 (186 points)|
|2012||2nd of 9 (117 points)||4th of 9 (115.5 points)|
|2013||5th of 9 (50 points)||5th of 9 (51.33 points)
|2014||2nd of 10 (82 points)||3rd of 10 (87 points)|
|2015||2nd of 10 (125 points)||2nd of 10 (135.5 points)|