Bryan Schiding is in his first year as the head men's track and field and cross country coach at Missouri Soutehrn after serving four years as an assistant coach for the Lions. He worked primarily with the men’s sprinters and both the men and women’s jumpers, but now has oversight of the entire program.
In four years at Southern, his athletes have combined for 13 individual and two relay All-American honors. In total, the Southern track and field athletes have accounted for 110 individual NCAA qualifying marks (71 men, 39 women) during his tenure. In 2012, the Southern sprinters and long/triple jumpers virtually rewrote the indoor and outdoor top-10 lists. Freshman sprinter Jeff Fraley, was the indoor and outdoor MIAA champion in the 200m, and was ranked top three nationally in the 60m, 100m, and 200m dashes. In addition, Fraley was a two-time All-American 200m sprinter last year. Freshman jumper Darion Boure broke the outdoor triple jump record by nearly a foot, and was also an outdoor All-American.
Boure again broke the triple jump record in 2013 with a mark of 51-10.50 at the MIAA Championships, while freshman Tylor Allbright broke the long jump record, as well. On the women's side, freshmen Kaylee Morgan and Brittani Regan had stellar first-year campaigns. Both were All-American in the outdoor season with Reagan earning AA honors in both the long and triple jump. Morgan set the school record in the long jump as a freshman, as well and both her and Reagan qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Championships. In total, athletes that Schiding has coached at Southern have combined for 110 NCAA qualifying marks and have set 13 school records within four years.
One of Schiding’s more decorated athletes is Tyrone Smith. Smith, a professional long jumper, currently owns the Bermuda national record. He most recently finished 12th at the London Olympic games, and had previously finished 15th at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Smith currently has a personal best jump of 27’ 0”. His collegiate career included two national runner-up finishes and a fourth place showing in the event at the 2006 NCAA Division II Indoor Championships.
Prior to Missouri Southern, Schiding spent 6-years at Missouri S&T. He was twice named as the NCAA Division II Men’s Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, earning the honor in 2007 for the Great Lakes Region after the Miners posted their highest finish ever at an NCAA championship meet, then again in 2009 as the Missouri S&T men's team swept the Great Lakes Valley Conference titles with strong performances from its sprinters and jumpers keying the title runs.
While at S&T, Schiding developed one of the finest Pole Vault programs in Division II. Over a span of six years, he had 14 All-Americans and 30 NCAA qualifiers in the Pole Vault. In 2009, he coached three different pole vaulters over 17 feet. The Miner sprinters and field event competitors had great success under Schiding's guidance. His stay at Missouri S&T saw 74 individuals qualify for the NCAA Championships with 22 earning All-America honors. His athletes set 61 new school records and had over 150 all-conference performances. Missouri S&T also had four individuals earn the GLVC "Freshman of the Year" awards and had a total of 73 individual qualifying marks, one relay and 21 All-Americans during his stay in Rolla.
Prior to joining the Missouri S&T coaching staff, Schiding
served as an assistant track and field coach at LaSalle University
in Philadelphia for the three seasons. He coached both the men's
and women's field events and also worked with the sprinters and
hurdlers. He helped coach teams to a total of five
Atlantic-10 Conference championships, including two men's and two
women's titles in cross country, and the men’s indoor title
in 2003. His athletes established 11 new school records
during his three seasons on the staff.
Schiding was the team captain while competing at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., from where he graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in economics. He set the school record in the indoor long jump and won conference titles in the long jump (twice) and triple jump; he earned seven all-conference awards during his career at Bucknell. Schiding also competed in the sprint and multi events as well as the relays.
He earned his MBA with a concentration in marketing from LaSalle. Schiding currently resides in Joplin with his wife, Stephanee and daughter Lilyan.
|Title:||Assistant Coach - Throws|
|College:||Pittsburg State - 2010|
Brian Allen is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Missouri Southern track and field teams. His primary responsibility will be to coach the throwers.
Allen comes to Southern after coaching the throwers for the past two seasons at the University of Central Missouri. Prior to Central Missouri, Allen spent a season coaching at his alma mater, Pittsburg State. There he was responsible for coaching the school's throwers. During his tenure as an assistant coach, he helped coach 22 All-MIAA throwers, including six conference champions and seeing six school records broken. He helped coach 11 All-American throwers, including a national champion in the shot put and a runner up in the discus.
A very decorated student-athlete at PSU, Allen was a four-year letterwinner for the Gorillas, including serving as a team captain in both his junior and senior campaigns. He was a nine-time All-American and was the 2009 national runner up in the shot put. During his career, he was a 17-time All-MIAA thrower and he picked up four conference championships in the hammer throw, two in the discus and one in the shot put.
He was the 2009 South Central Region Field Athlete of the Year as voted upon by the coaches in the region. He holds the Pittsburg State school record in the indoor and outdoor shot put, the hammer throw and weight throw.
|Title:||Assistant Coach - Distance|
|College:||North Dakota '11|
Kyle Rosseau begins his first year as an assistant coach for the Missouri Southern men's track and field and cross country programs. He will focus on the distance runners for the Lions.
A four-year letter winner at the University of North Dakota, Rosseau comes to Southern after serving as the head cross country and track and field coach at the McCrossan Boy's Ranch in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. There his teams competed in South Dakota class B meets and he was responsible for working with the corss country and mid/long distance runners.
Prior to McCrossan, Rosseau served as an assistant coach for the 2011-12 season at the South Dakota State University, while spending the 2010-11 season as an assistant at his alma mater, North Dakota.
While a student-athlete at UND, Rosseau was part of a school-record setting distance medley relay team, while serving as the cross country team captain and MVP in 2008. He set his personal best in the 800m with a fifth place time of 1:54.40 in the 2009 Great West Conference indoor meet.
In the classroom, Rosseau was an academic All-American in 2007, while being hamed to the North Central Conference academic honor roll in 2008. He was part of the Great West Conference All-Academic team in both 2009 and 2010 and graduated from North Dakota Cum Laude in 2011. He earned his masters degree from South Dakota State in 2013.
Rosseau is a native of Rosemount, Minnesota.
|Title:||Assistant Coach - Sprinters|
Rick Arehart begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Missouri Southern men's track and field program.
Arehart comes to Southern after serving as a high school coach for ten years at Galena (Kan.) High School. He has since retired from that position and will work with the sprinters for the Lions.
At Galena, Arehart worked with both the sprinters and jumpers and he coached three state champions at the school.
He is a father of three, including former Lion Blake Aerhart.
Jamie Burnham is in his 15th year as a full-time assistant with the Lions cross country and track & field teams. He works with the distance runners.
Burnham has helped to mentor what has become one of the most dominating dynasties of distance runners the MIAA has seen. The 2009 Southern women's cross country team won its fourth-straight MIAA cross country title, its third-straight NCAA Division II South Central Regional title and finished the season with a third-place finish at the national meet in Evansville, Indiana. The cross country team had six All-Region selections and four All-American selections that year where the team set MIAA and NCAA regional records for the fewest points scored (18) at each event.
Also assisting with the track and field teams, Burham helped the Lions to the MIAA Triple Crown in 2007-08 (Championships in Cross Country, as well as indoor and outdoor Track and Field).
An accomplished runner himself, Burnham was a five-time All-American for Missouri Baptist College, and in 1987 was national runner-up in the 10,000-meter run. He holds Missouri Baptist school records in the 5,000-meter run (14 minutes, 3.00 seconds), 10,000 (29:30.00), and marathon (two hours, 26.00 minutes). He is a member of the Missouri Baptist Athletics Hall of Fame.
Burnham also has had his share of success since completing his collegiate eligibility. A native of Carl Junction, Mo., he competed in the Dallas White Rock Marathon and New York City Ekiden Marathon Relay in 1987, finishing third and 25th, respectively, and in 1988 was 50th in the Los Angeles Marathon before competing in the United States Olympic Trials Marathon.
In addition to his duties with the cross country and track & field teams, Burnham is the Southern Athletics equipment manager, and works for the Missouri Southern Physical Plant as a driver.