Wayne Stacy enters his first year as head cross country and track and field coach this fall.
Stacy comes to Penn from Tri-State University
where he served as the head women's track and field coach this spring and led Russell Dill to the national championship in the 400-meter hurdles.
Prior to his time at Tri-State, Stacy was an assistant coach at Graceland University
in charge of the hurdlers and throwers.
Stacy has previous head coaching experience in the state at Simpson College as the head men's and women's track and field coach from 2004-2005. While there, he served as meet director for four meets, including the Simpson Twilight that featured over 1,500 athletes. He guided five athletes to nationals, including two All-Americans.
His longest tenure came at Defiance College (Ohio) were he was head men's and women's cross country and track and field coach from 1999-2004. Under Stacy's guidance, the school claimed three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference titles, while he earned HCAC Coach of the Year honors twice for women's track and field and once for women's cross country.
Stacy's first collegiate coaching stint landed him at his alma mater, Wilmington College (Ohio), where he was an assistant coach from 1998-1999.
During his career, Stacy has guided 24 NCAA national qualifiers (nine All-Americans) and five NAIA national qualifiers (two All-Americans).
Stacy did his undergraduate work at Wilmington
, graduating in 1991 with a degree in criminal justice and minors in history and political science. He then received his Master's in Education from Defiance
A tremendous collegiate athlete at Wilmington
, Stacy was an NAIA All-American in football and an NAIA national track qualifier in the decathlon, discus, and 55-meter/60-yard dash.