Bryan Schiding is in his second 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 five years at Southern, his athletes have combined for 18 individual and two relay All-American honors. In total, the Southern track and field athletes have accounted for 143 individual NCAA qualifying marks (92 men, 51 women) during his tenure.
The 2014 season saw the Lions earn six All-Region honors in the indoor portion of the schedule, while picking up three All-American performances at the NCAA Division II National Championships. Jeff Fraley also earned the MIAA High Point honors at the Indoor MIAA Championships after winning both the 60m and 200m titles. Four Lions earned All-Region honors in the outdoor season and Darion Boure earned All-American honors en route to breaking his own triple jump record for the third-straight season.
In 2013, Boure again broke the triple jump record 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 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.
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 Carl Junction with his wife, Stephanee and daughter Lilyan and son William.