Check Out The NCAA DIII Coaches Panel On Thursday

Get ready for another virtual NCAA Division III Coaches Panel!

Beginning tomorrow at 2 pm ET, join Kenneth Cox of Birmingham-Southern, Emma DeLira of Pomona-Pitzer, Kari Kluckhohn of North Central (Ill.), Katie Wagner of UW-La Crosse and Nicole Wilkerson of Middlebury as they discuss various topics – including, but not limited to – their career paths and how to empower younger coaches.

We’ll live stream the discussion on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

If you want to know a little bit more about each of those coaches, you’re in luck.

  • Kenneth Cox, Birmingham Southern – Cox is the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach for the Panthers. He was named the Men’s Outdoor Coach of the Year in the South/Southeast Region in 2016.
  • Emma LeLira, Pomona-Pitzer – LeLira is the Associate Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach for the Sagehens. She has been at Pomona-Pitzer since 2012 after a standout collegiate career at Azusa Pacific University.
  • Kari Kluckhohn, North Central (Ill.) – Kluckhon is the Head Women’s Track & Field Coach for the Cardinals. She is a three-time Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year in the Midwest Region, earning the honor in 2007, 2011 and 2013. Kluckhon, who currently serves as USTFCCCA Secretary, was also bestowed with the USTFCCCA’s Jimmy Carnes Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 USTFCCCA Convention.
  • Katie Wagner, UW-La Crosse – Wagner is the Assistant Women’s Track & Field Coach for the Eagles. She is a four-time National Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, taking home indoor honors in 2010, 2014 and 2015, as well as one outdoor award in 2014. Wagner is also a four-time Women’s Assistant Track Coach of the Year in the Midwest Region, with indoor honors only in 2010 and 2015, and a clean indoor-outdoor sweep in 2014.
  • Nicole Wilkerson, Middlebury – Wilkerson is the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach for the Panthers. She is a three-time Coach of the Year in the New England Region, sweeping men’s and women’s honors in 2011 and earning the men’s nod in 2012.

Coaches who are interested in hosting their peers in similar discussion groups for public consumption should contact the USTFCCCA Communications Staff on broadcasting opportunities.