Brian Mondschein
Brian  Mondschein

Assistant Coach (sprints, hurdles, jumps, multis)

Alma Mater:
Washington, 1977


Brian Mondschein begins his first year as an assistant coach of Wake Forest's track and field program in 2016-17. Mondschein, who was hired by John Hayes upon his arrival to Wake Forest, will be responsible for coaching the sprints, hurdles, and multi-events.

Mondschein joined the Demon Deacons after spending four years coaching the women's track and field program at Princeton. While with the Tigers, Mondschein coached Princeton's first women's track and field national Champion, Julia Ratcliffe, to the 2014 NCAA hammer throw title. She was the nation's leader all season and had an undefeated year with wins at the Ivy League Championships, ECACs and Penn Relays. Ratcliffe collected a number of records along the way including the New Zealand national record, the Ivy League record and school record. Ratcliffe earned a number of honors including Regional Athlete of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a semifinalist for The Bowerman Trophy. In the summer of 2014 she earned a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.

In his first year at Princeton, Mondschein coached two athletes to the NCAA Championships. Ratcliffe and triple jumper Imani Oliver. Oliver captured honorable mention All-America honors at the 2013 outdoor championships, while Ratcliffe was second-team All-America for her 11th-place finish in the hammer.

Mondschein has coached six Tigers to a combined 12 Ivy League Championships titles, including: Ratcliffe twice in the hammer, Oliver in the triple and long jump, Tory Worthen, Samantha Anderson and Allison Harris in both the indoor/outdoor pole vault, and Taylor Morgan twice in the pentathlon.

Mondschein came to Princeton from Southeastern Louisiana where he was an assistant coach from 2007-2012. He primarily worked with the throwers and multi-event athletes. Mondschein helped to coach nine conference champions, 20 all-conference selections and two All-Americas.

Prior to joining the Lions' staff, Mondschein spent 14 years at Kutztown University, where he turned the program into a dominant force in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). In 14 years, the team won 18 conference titles, had 90 individual conference champions and 38 earned All-America honors. Four athletes earned Academic All-America honors and two were the PSAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Mondschein was named the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Regional Coach of the Year nine times and the PSAC Coach of the Year 10 times.

Mondschein also had stints as an assistant coach at Virginia from 1987-1992, assistant coach at Rice from 1984-87 and began his coaching career at Orange Coast College in 1980. A 1977 graduate of the University of Washington, Mondschein was an All-America in the decathlon finishing seventh at the NCAAs his senior year. Four years earlier, in 1973, he was part of the US junior 4x400 relay that posted a then-junior world record. He earned a degree in broadcast journalism and English and was selected as Washington's Scholar-Athlete Award winner for 1977.

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