Jamie Moreno
Jamie Moreno
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (989) 837-5258
Email: morenojb@northwood.edu
Year: First Season
Previous College: Central MIssouri (1994)

The 2014-15 season will Jamie Moreno’s second as the head coach of the men’s and women’s track & field/cross country programs at Northwood University. 

Under Moreno’s guidance, both men’s & women’s cross country teams placed ninth overall at the 2013 GLIAC Cross Country Championships. Two men placed in the top 20, while senior Danielle Miller placed seventh overall to earn All-GLIAC honors. On the track, the Timberwolves rewrote the top 10 all-time lists.  During the 2013-2014 Indoor Track & Field season, Moreno guided senior Danielle Miller to school records in the 3k (9:52.42) and as a part of the Distance Medley Relay team (11:57.40). Miller went on to win the 2014 GLIAC Indoor 5k and earn All-American honors for her fifth place finish in the 5k (17:14.00) at the 2014 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field National Championships. Along with Miller, senior Madison Pines qualified for the Indoor Championships in the Mile placing 11th (4:59.39). During the 2014 Outdoor Track & Field season, Miller won the 10k at the GLIAC Outdoor Championships after breaking the school record by running 35:12.3 at the Mt. Sac Relays. Senior Kelsey Burgess placed third overall in the 3k Steeple Chase to earn All-GLIAC honors and qualify for the Outdoor National Championships. Burgess broke the NU school record in the Steeple running 10:52.06 at the Mt. Sac Relays and went on to place 16th at the 2014 NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Madison Pines also qualified nationally, for the fourth time, running a 4:30.87 1500 at the Mt. Sac relays. Pines finished with a 4:33.91 to place 17th overall. Moreno helped senior Marcus Rogers break the 3k indoor school record (8:40.79), as well as run the third fastest time in school history in the indoor Mile (4:18.27) and outdoor 5k (14:53.56).      

Before coming to Northwood, Moreno led the programs at Florida Southern College.  Moreno was put in charge of maintaining the tradition of the FSC cross country teams while starting the track and field programs. He guided his teams to a total of three Sunshine State men’s cross country Championships and a pair of runner-up finishes on the women’s side. A total of 20 runners earned All-Conference honors and 17 claimed USTCAA Academic All-America recognition. Moreno guided Ben Martucci to a pair of individual cross country conference titles including an 8k school record of 24:26 at the 2010 Sunshine State Conference Championships. His FSC Men’s team of 2009 won the conference, placed 2nd at the South Region, and went on to place 22nd at the NCAA DII National Cross Country Championships. The 2010 men’s team won the conference, placed second in the region, and went on to place 23rd at the National Championships. Moreno was named the Sunshine State Conference men’s cross country Coach of the Year three times at FSC. While at FSC, Moreno served three years on the NCAA DII Track & Field Committee as the South Region representative. Moreno holds a USATF Level 1 Certification.

Prior to his time at FSC, Moreno started the cross country and track teams at NAIA William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. He was the head coach for cross country and track at William Woods from 2004-08, leading his programs to four cross country conference championships (three women’s, one men’s). In the program’s 3rd year of existence, Moreno led his women’s cross country team to the 2006 NAIA National Cross Country Championships where they went on to place 21st as a team. A three-time American Midwest Conference Coach of the Year winner, Moreno had 39 athletes named to the All-Conference teams and one All-American in Cross Country. Under Moreno’s guidance, seven different athletes qualified for the NAIA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. He also led eight others to Daktronics Academic All-American Cross Country & Track honors.

Moreno had a pair of stints as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Central Missouri. He was there for the 2012-13 season, working with the cross country programs and the distance/middle distance runners in track. Moreno helped the teams claim a national qualifier in cross country and four All-conference honorees. His previous time at UCM was from 2000-04, where the team had a pair of All-Americans and a total of 25 individuals claimed MIAA All-Conference honors.

Moreno got his start coaching track/cross country at the high school level. He coached at Warrensburg High School in Warrensburg, Mo. from 1995-2003, serving as the head cross country coach and the assistant track & field coach. While at WHS, Moreno led the cross country teams to a combined eight conference titles, seven district titles, and 13 Class 3A Missouri State Cross Country Meet appearances. His 2001 boys team placed second at the Mo. State Meet after placing fourth in 2000. In his last three years at WHS, Moreno led the girls cross country teams to fourth, second, and a Class 3 State title in 2003. A total of 20 student-athletes earned All-State honors in cross country under Moreno, including Kara Eckard who won the individual Class 3 state title in 2002. On the track Moreno guided 21 individuals to All-State honors including two individual state Champions and two first place relays. Moreno was named the 2002 and 2003 Missouri Class 3A Girls Cross Country Coach of the year, as well as the 2001 Missouri Class 3A Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year.

A graduate of Central Missouri, Moreno had a distinguished career for the Mules.  He was a four-year letterman in both cross country and track and field. Moreno claimed All-MIAA honors 10 times in his career. He was a part of the 1993 cross country team that placed fifth nationally and was later inducted into the UCM Athletic Hall of Fame.

Moreno earned his degree in Business Administration-Management from Central Missouri in December of 1994. He also earned his Master’s degree in Educational Technology from UCM in August of 2001.

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