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Tim Schwegler joined the Truman athletics department in 2006 as an assistant Track and Field/Cross Country coach under the direction of Coach John Cochrane. Schwegler is returning to Kirksville after serving as Head Track and Field/Cross Country coach at Highland Community College in Highland, Kan.
Schwegler graduated from Truman in 1980 where he lettered for the Bulldog Cross Country team in 1979 and proceeded to work at Kirksville High School as the Cross Country coach and Boys Track and Field coach. He led the Tigers to three district titles, two North Central Missouri Conference championships and had three top ten state finishes.
Following a four-year stint at KHS, Schwegler returned to Truman to complete his master’s degree and served as a volunteer assistant for the Bulldog women’s Track and Field/Cross Country squads.
After completing his master’s in 1986, Schwegler was named head coach at Highland Community College where he built a top 20 NJCAA Track and Field/Cross Country program. He had 51 athletic all-Americans and 192 academic all-Americans during his tenure at Highland.
The Scotties won eight Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference championships and Schwegler was named the 1999 NJCAA Men’s Track Coach of the Year and the 2000 NJCAA Region VI Women’s Coach of the Year.