Get to know Coach Edgar
Doug Edgar is in his third year as the head cross country and track & field coach at Indiana Tech. He spent the previous two seasons as the assistant coach where he worked with the sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers. Coach Edgar is USATF level 2 certified in the sprints, hurdles, relays and was recently named an Emerging Elite coach by USA Track and Field. This distinction gained him a scholarship to a weeklong camp at the USA Olympic Training center in Chula Vista, California.
During Edgar’s four years at Indiana Tech the program has become one of the best in the nation. Coach Edgar has coached 29 individual and nine relay NAIA All-Americans, over 125 national qualifiers, multiple NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and 58 WHAC conference champions. During his two seasons as head coach, the women have swept all four conference championships, while the men have finished three times as the conference runner-up. For the team’s efforts, Coach Edgar has been named WHAC Coach of the Year four times. In 2011 coach Edgar picked up his first national championship with the women’s 4x100 relay and that was followed in 2012 by Igor Morales' National Title in the pole vault. The women’s team has never placed worse than 9th at Nationals in Edgar’s time as head coach, with the men’s team finishing 5th at the 2012 Outdoor championship, their highest finish in school history.
Coach Edgar on this year’s team:
“This year’s team has so much going for it. We have a men’s and women’s program that brings back every point scorer from our National meet last year. Additionally, this men’s recruiting class is the most talented and deepest group we have ever brought in. The women’s team was able to fill some key holes as well. We feel that both programs can contend for Conference and National Championships this season. We need to focus on our work in the classroom, support each other on the track, and of course stay healthy, but we feel like we have a special group in place here. We have beefed up our schedule to give us a chance to challenge ourselves against the best programs in the Nation. The most exciting thing is that we are still young, with only 10 seniors on a team of over 150 athletes. The future looks bright for the Warriors!”
Previous to Indiana Tech, Doug Edgar started his coaching career at Concordia Lutheran High School. He spent the next three seasons at Muncie South High School as the cross country and track coach. While at Muncie South, he helped guide the Rebels to the first regional cross country championship in school history. Additionally, on the track he helped lead his team to back-to-back sectional championships for the first time in school history. During his time at Muncie South he coached state qualifiers in the 4x200, 4x400, 55 meter dash, 100 meter dash, high jump, and long jump.
In his athletic career, Coach Edgar was a three-time All-State runner at Concordia Lutheran High School. He currently still owns the school record as part of the sprint medley and 4x400 relay teams. Edgar was also a two-time qualifier as part of the 3200 meter relay team. He went on to attend Anderson University where he was an HCAC conference champion as part of the 4x400 meter relay and individually was runner-up in the open 400.
Coach Edgar currently lives in Fort Wayne with his wife Samantha, daughter Addyson, and son Bohden
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Coach Wolfe is entering his third season as assistant coach of the Warriors. Before coming to Tech, he interned for a full season with the Anderson University cross country teams. Previously, Wolfe coached at Muncie Southside High School (Muncie, IN) for four seasons and helped with various groups including sprints, mid-distance, and cross country. In addition, he coached distance runners at Manchester High School for two years.
In his first season running the distance program, Coach Wolfe saw five athletes make the Cross Country National Championship. He also guided the women’s team back into the National rankings for the first time since 2008. The women’s team would finish as conference runner-up. In his second season, Coach Wolfe guided sophomore Aaron Belcher to cross country Nationals as an individual, marking the 6th individual he qualified for Nationals in two seasons. Coach Wolfe spent this off season rebuilding the Warrior distance program and brought in a very talented and deep men’s class and expects big improvements in his third season working with the Tech cross country and distance programs.
Wolfe is USATF level 1 certified and recently completed his master’s in Sport Administration from Ball State University. While a graduate assistant at BSU, he became a published author in the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance peer-reviewed journal for his research on youth physical recreation. He also obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business from Manchester College in 2007.
As an athlete, Wolfe was an All-Conference runner at NCAA Division-III Manchester and a three-time All-State cross country runner in the one-class Indiana system at DeKalb High School (Waterloo, IN). He was named team captain at both levels.