Men's Track & Field Coaching Staff


Head Coach - Dan Dittmer

Phone: (360) 475-7777
Email: ddittmer@olympic.edu

Dan Dittmer begins his first season as head coach for the track and field program after serving last year as an assistant.  Dittmer is certified as a Level II coach in distance, throws, and sprints/hurdles/relays from the USA Track and Field Association.  He is also a certified USATF Level I coaching instructor.  Dittmer is a Shelton High graduate where he was on the very first Shelton Highclimber cross country team.  After graduation, he served in Europe and the Middle East as a US Navy Cryptology Technician (R).  He received his AS degree from Olympic, a BA in Math from Central Washington University, and an MS in Sport's Pedagogy from Seattle Pacific University.


Associate Head Coach - Daryl Schruhl

Phone: (360) 475-7777
Email: dschruhl@olympic.edu

Daryl Schruhl begins his forth year as with the men's and women's Track & Field program for Olympic College. Formerly an assistant cross country coach at Olympic High School from 2002-2010, Schruhl was a driving force behind OC re-starting the men's cross country program and adding the women's cross country program. Graduating from East High School in 1971, he also served as the old East High School head coach in 1978. Schruhl, 57, is also a former runner and alumni of the men's cross country program that once existed at Olympic College before becoming extinct in the mid-1970's.

In addition to his cross country coaching duties at Olympic High School, Schruhl also coached track and field for the Trojans. He still helps the Olympic High School track and field program out as an assistant coach. Coach Schruhl is successfully building the track & field program back up here at Olympic College. In its first year of existence, OC had an NWAACC champion when Jeremy Delicino won the 10,000 meter run at the NWAACC Championships last May.

Volunteer Coach - Jakan Austin

Phone: (360) 475-7777

Jakan Austin is beginning his first season as Assistant Coach. He has helped coach the throwers at Olympic High School for several years. An OHS graduate, Austin still ranks as one of the best throwers in the Olympic High record books.

Coach Austin is a member of USA Track and Field Association and a member of the coaching staff with the Bremerton Jaguars Youth track club.

Volunteer Coach - Aimee Aldendorf

Phone: (360) 475-7777

Ms. Aimee Aldendorf is in her first year as volunteer hammer coach for Olympic College Track & Field.  Aldendorf earned four All-American track and field honors while competing at North Idaho College. Later, she continued pursuing her passion for throwing the hammer at Eastern Washington University. Aldendorf earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Washington University in 2004 and her Master of Arts degree from Brandman University in 2014.

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