Ruth Steinbart received the title of head coach for the men’s and women’s cross country teams in 2013, with a goal of winning Nationals this season after a 3rd place finish by the men, and 4th place finish by the women last season, in Cedarville, Ohio. The Men’s Cross-Country team won first place in 2014 and the Women’s Cross-Country team took 2nd place at Nationals. Steinbart was awarded as the NCCAA DII Men’s Coach of the Year.
Steinbart, a 2010 graduate of Maranatha who now resides in Watertown, Wisconsin, has participated in multiple half-marathons and 5k’s, and currently works in the athletic department as the Administrative Assistant.
She is joined by assistant coach Isaiah Steinbart, who has competed successfully in numerous duathlons and triathlons. Through strong early-season performances, Steinbart qualified for the Age-Group Triathlon Nationals which were held in August in Milwaukee, WI. Steinbart also won the 2014 March to November Race Series in Watertown, and currently sits atop of the 2015 leaderboard for the same event.