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Assistant Coaches

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez (Strength & Conditioning/Throws)

After spending nine seasons working as a part-time capacity for the Augustana men’s track & field team, David Gonzalez was named to the full-time position as assistant men’s cross country and track & field coach in the summer of 2012. A 2003 graduate of Augustana, Gonzalez has been instrumental in the development of the Viking throwers since he began working for his former coach Paul Olsen in November of 2003.

Gonzalez will be responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for both the men’s cross country and track & field programs and he will still be the primary coach for the throwers. During his first nine years on the Augustana staff, he produced 30 all-conference throwers, 18 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin champions, 25 NCAA Division III national meet qualifiers and nine NCAA Division III All-Americans. He was instrumental in the Vikings being a consistent top five team in the NCAA Division III dual meet power rankings, including three years (2008-09-10) as the number one ranked team in the nation. He was a finalist for the men’s “Assistant Coach of the Year” in the Midwest Region in 2009.

He graduated from Augustana in 2003 with a major in psychology and a minor in physics. He was a Dean’s list student and was a four year letter winner as a thrower for the Vikings. He won four CCIW titles during his career, three in the 35 pound weight throw indoors (2001-02-03) and once in the shot outdoors (2003). He still ranks in the top 10 on Augustana’s all-time list in three throwing events. He is sixth in the shot (52’ 4 ¾” in 2003), sixth in the hammer throw (161’ 3” in 2003) and eighth in the discus (161’ 2” in 2003).

He has worked at the Robert Young Center and the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc., since graduating from Augustana. Prior to taking the full-time position at his alma mater, he was the social service coordinator at ManorCare.

During July of 2009 Gonzalez was invited to attend the “Emerging Elite Coaches Clinic” at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center. He also attended the National Throws Coaches Association’s annual throwing coaches conference three times.

Enyo Dewith

Mike Pettis (Hurdles)

Pettis joined the Vikings’ track & field staff during the 2009-10 school year. He graduated cum laude from Augustana in 2009 with degrees in business administration and speech communication. He was a member of the Vikings’ track and field team from 2005-2009, where he was a six-time all-conference performer in the hurdle and multi-events. Pettis is employed full-time as a counselor in the Office of Admissions at Augustana. He lives in Davenport with his wife Molly.

Enyo Dewith

Enyo Dewith (Sprints)

Dewith, a 1976 graduate of Augustana, is one of the Vikings all-time great sprinters. A team captain in 1975 and a seven time CCIW champion, DeWith held the school record in the open 440 (48.2) and the mile relay (3:14.1).Both of those times are still good enough for third place on Augustana's all-time performance lists.A fireman with the city ofRock Island, DeWith has a degree in studio art and was an NCAA Division III All-American selection in 1974.

Doug Sand

Doug Sand (Middle Distance and Distance)

Sand is a former CCIW champion in the 800 who graduated from Augustana in 1985 with a degree in journalism. During the fall he serves as the assistant coach for the Vikings mens cross country team. He was an NCAA Division III national meet qualifier as a member of the mile relay team. Sands is currently supervisor of the technical writing department at JTM Concepts here in Rock Island.

Chad Thomas

Chad Thomas (Pole Vaulters)

Thomas was a five time NCAA Division III national champion in the pole vault while attending Muskingum University during the early 1990's. He is currently a chiropractor in the Quad Cities area and he is the top consultant for high school pole vaulters.

Luke Cooley

Luke Cooley (Sprints)

Cooley graduated from Augustana in 2000 with degrees in Management Information Systems and Management. He was a two time varsity letterwinner in track as a 200 and 400 meter runner. In 2000, he was voted 'Most Improved' runner. Cooley is currently employed as an information systems analyst at Modern Woodmen of America here in the Quad Cities. He is also a highly successful triathlete.

Ron Standley

Ron Standley (Jumps)

Standley, the current womens golf head coach, has had a world of experiance around the track program, spending time as a recruiring coordinator and as coach head coach of the womens team that once won 9 straight CCIW titles. A native of Macomb, Illinois, Standley is a 1972 graduate of Morrison Institute of Technology where he received his degree in engineering.

John Furhlong

John Furlong (Recruiting Coordinator)

John Furlong took over the recruiting reigns in 2006 and the program has reaped the benefits. Furlong, who at one time was both the head baseball and football coach at St.AmbroseUniversity in Davenport,Iowa, has been a fixture at Augustana since 1990. He coached the defensive backs and was the recruiting coordinator for the football team from 1993 until 2003. He is also the junior varsity baseball coach. Furlong is a graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa and during his eight year stint as the head football coach at St. Ambrose he had the Fighting Bees in the NAIA playoffs three time.