Head Coach Phil Lundin



 
  Head Coach  
  Fifth Season in 2012-13  
  MIAC Championships: 2008  
NCAA Team Appearances: 2008, 2009, 2011
Hometown:
Alma Mater: Augsburg College
E-mail: lundin@stolaf.edu
Office Phone: 507-786-3254
 
 
 


THE LUNDIN FILE
1974: Graduated from Augsburg College with a degree in physical education.
1976: Earned master's degree from University of Minnesota.
1983: Earned PhD in biomechanics from University of Minnesota.
1986: Was assistant coach at University of Minnesota.
1995: Took head coaching job for University of Minnesota.
2003: Named Division I and Big 10 Coach of the Year.
2008: Named St. Olaf head coach.
St. Olaf's head coach Phil Lundin will be in his fifth season for the Oles in the 2012-13 year. Phil Lundin, formerly the head men's track and field coach at the University of Minnesota, was named head men's cross country and track and field coach at St. Olaf, athletic director Matt McDonald announced on May 8, 2008.

Lundin (luhn - deen), a four-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, replaced Bill Thornton who retired after nearly four decades of service at St. Olaf.

Lundin spent 12 years at Burnsville High School as a health and physical education teacher and coach before
moving to Minnesota as an assistant in 1986. In 1995, he was named the Golden Gophers' head coach.

Lundin led Minnesota to a combined five top ten finishes at the NCAA's - three indoor and two outdoor - and four Big Ten titles. Over his last ten seasons at the U, the Lundin-led Golden Gophers have been first or second at the Big Ten's Outdoor Championships eight times.

In 2003, he was named the United States Track Coaches Association Division I Coach of the Year, the Midwest Region Coach of the Year and the Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading his team to the league's outdoor crown, a seventh place finish at the NCAA Indoor's and ninth place at the NCAA Outdoor's. In that season, the Gophers also earned their first Midwest Regional Outdoor title in school history.

His student-athletes have excelled in the classroom as well. Under Lundin, Minnesota has touted eight Academic All-America selections and 81 Academic All-Big Ten honors.

Lundin graduated from Augsburg, where he captained the football and track and field teams, with a degree in physical education in 1974. He was inducted to the Auggies' Hall of Fame in 1998.

He picked up his master's in physical education in 1976 and his Ph.D. in biomechanics 1983, each from the University of Minnesota.

Lundin and his wife of 33 years, Susan Breun, reside in Apple Valley and have two children: Daniel and Teresa.

The Oles Under Phil Lundin
Season MIAC's NCAA Regional NCAA's
2008 1st 3rd 15th
2009 2nd 3rd 21st
2010 2nd 9th ---
2011 2nd 2nd 23rd