Dale Bahr

Administrator

Head Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach / Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach in Athletics

Dale Bahr is in his seventh season as head coach of both the men's and women's track and field programs and the men's and women's cross country programs at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2015-16. Bahr, a 1995 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, replaced Tom Thorkelson, as the men's and women's track and field coach, and Jed Friedrich as the men's and women's cross country coach in 2009.

In six seasons as the head of the Gustavus track and field team, Bahr has coached two NCAA Outdoor National Champions in Max Hanson (2010, 800m) and Janey Helland (2011, Heptathlon), and 10 individuals who have turned in 15 All-American performances in both indoor and outdoor track and field.

Prior to coming to Gustavus, Bahr was an assistant track and field coach at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, Le Center-Cleveland, and Nicollet High Schools. He was also the head cross country coach at Nicollet in 1998 and 1999.

A standout collegiate athlete, Bahr was a four-time All-American in track and field, a national champion in 1992 in the 800-meter, and a three-time letterwinner in cross country at Mankato State, where he graduated from in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education, adapted physical education, and coaching. He was also the 1992 national indoor champion in the 800-meter run. 

Bahr earned a master's degree in sports administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2005, and was later inducted into the MSU, Mankato Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 2012. 

Dale and his wife, Heidi, live in St. Peter with their four children, Runnar, Jesiah, Cadence, and Liv.

Education

B.A. in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato ; M.A. in Sports Administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-180Women's Outdoor Track142016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP
HES-160Men's Outdoor Track142016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP
HES-176Women's Indoor Track142016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP
HES-157Men's Indoor Track142016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP
HES-154Men's Cross Country142015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
HES-171Women's Cross Country142015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
HES-279Track Practicum82016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP
HES-264Cross Country Practicum62015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA