Truman Mourns Death of Coach Tim Schwegler

Tim Schwegler, the head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at Truman State, died Thursday. Schwegler graduated from the university in 1980, where he served as captain of the Bulldogs cross country team and was a member of the track team. He later coached track and cross country at Kirksville High School, was an assistant for the Bulldogs’ women’s track and cross country teams, and later coached at Highland Community College in Kansas, where he coached 106 All-Americans and 192 Academic All-Americans. He was the 1999 NJCAA Men’s Track Coach of the Year and the 2004 NJCAA Region VI Women’s Coach of the Year. Schwegler returned to Truman in 2006 to serve as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs and was later elevated in 2013 to the head coaching position. Since then, he has helped produce 25 conference champions, six NCAA Division II all-Americans, one National Champion, nine CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and new school records in 15 different events. He is survived by his wife Nancy and two sons, Matt and Sam.