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Head Coach Dale Fogelsanger
Years at Messiah:
13
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College:
Messiah (1987)
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Dale Fogelsanger enters his thirteenth season as the cross country coach at Messiah College in 2006. While at Messiah, the men's and women's teams have placed consistently in the top group of conference teams. Fogelsanger has guided teams to NCAA national competition and has been named MAC Coach of the Year several years. The women's team won the MAC Conference Championships 2 of the last 3 years.  The men's team finished second at the MAC Conference Championships (5 points out of first) in 2003.  Recently the women's and men's teams have finished 4th and 5th, respectfully, in the the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championships.   In addition to current athletes, many alumni have continued their love of XC/TF by continuing to compete and train as part of thier daily lives.  Several past athletes of Fogelsanger have competed in olympic-level competition and have been on IAAF world lists.

Coach Fogelsanger also serves as the men's / women's head track & field coach at Messiah and as an instructor in the Biology department. Fogelsanger is an '87 graduate of Messiah College and received his M.Ed. in Biology. Coach Fogelsanger still holds a Messiah track and field record. Prior to employment at Messiah, Fogelsanger was a successful cross country and track & field high school coach for seven years, where he achieved county and state honors. The Messiah teams are often hosted at the nearby Fogelsanger household by wife, Denise, and daughters, Andrea, Ashley and Amber.

Coach Fogelsanger founds his teams on open communication and a balanced lifestyle, as he works to build the confidence of his runners. Likewise, he consistently integrates the Christian faith in his teams, working to perfect the whole person. Coach Fogelsanger says, with each new season he strives to provide opportunities for each athlete "to become more self-motivated, team-enriched, and Christ-centered." He loves the Messiah college community and strives to enhance each indiviudals experience.