Coach Alan Schulze enters his 3rd season as the Bearcats head cross country coach and his 4th in the same position for indoor/outdoor track & field. Coach Schulze also serves as the Champions of Character Liaison for the University.
In men's cross country the team has had 4 National Qualifiers and the same number of All-KIAC runners. The future looks bright for the men's team with the addition of a strong group of front-runners and the continued improvement of the returners.
On the women's side, Coach Schulze has enjoyed the success of a team of ladies that have qualified for the NAIA National Championships each of the last three years. The team will look to be the only team in KIAC history to win four years in a row. The team has had 9 All-KIAC performers in that time.
The emergence of the track program has grown to be a success over the past few years under the helm of Coach Schulze. In that time the men have gained 14 All-KIAC honorees while collecting 10 KIAC Champions. Most notably of the award winners would be Matt Lowe. Lowe finished his career with 6 National Track & Field Championship appearances (2 indoor - 4 outdoor). His senior season saw Lowe gain two All-America honors (indoor - 5,000m and outdoor - 10,000m) along with winning the KIAC Male Athlete of the Year Award.
The women's track team has had their own success. Last season the women placed 2nd as a team, the highest position in school history, at the KIAC Championships. During the 3-year span the women's track team has had 14 KIAC Champions and 21 All-KIAC performers.
Before Schulze was named the Head Coach of both programs he was an assistant for for the Bearcats for 2 years.
Prior to coming to Brescia, Coach Schulze was an assistant as his ala-mater, University of Southern Indiana; where he also ran track and cross country. Schulze graduated from U.S.I. with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and also in Physical Education teaching (K-12). He also holds endorsements in Health Educations, Coaching Education, and Driver's Education.
Coach Alan Schulze resides in Boonville, IN with his wife, Garra, and their daughter, Kennedy.