Russ De Lap is the head coach of both the CUW men's and women's cross country programs, as well as both of the Falcon track & field programs. All of those four teams have been tremendously successful, especially in recent seasons.
In 2011, De Lap coached both the men's and women's cross country teams to Northern Athletics Conference Championships. The men's team won the title with 63 points, while the women's team, placed four runners in the top-11 and took the championship with 49 points. The title was the third straight for the women's progam and second consecutive for the men.
De Lap also guided both programs to conference championships during the 2010 season. The women totaled 51 points, while the men won with 67 points.
He returned the women's program back to the top two in the NACC in 2014, guiding the Falcons to a runner-up finish. De Lap coached NACC Freshman of the Year Bethany Coop in 2014, while also helping the Falcons earn three All-NACC runners.
Over the past five years, the Falcons women's team has finished no worse than third in the NACC under De Lap. He has also coached 12 runners who have earned First Team All-NACC honors on the women's side during that time.
In 2012 the Falcons women's team placed third, while the men's team came in fourth place at the conference championships. The Falcons had nine runners earn All-NAC recognition at the 2012 championships. De Lap also guided the Falcons Women's team to another third-place finish in 2013.
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.
Women's Cross Country NAC History Under Coach DeLap
|2010||1st of 11 (51 points)|
|2011||1st of 11 (49 points)|
|2012||3rd of 11 (97 points)|
|2013||3rd of 10 (95 points)|
|2014||2nd of 11 (66 points)|