Simpson track and field gets a new coach


Simpson Athletics

Aaron Fuller has been named the new track and field coach.

by Morgan Flynn, Sports Editor

In early June, former track and field head coach and assistant athletic director Dave Cleveland resigned to pursue other opportunities. Two months later, on Aug. 2nd, the Simpson athletic department in conjunction with director of track and field and cross country Heath Moenck announced that Aaron Fuller will be the head coach of the Storm men’s and women’s track and field teams. 

Coach Fuller comes to Simpson from Doane University, home of the NAIA 2021 men’s track and field national champion, where he served as an assistant coach. 

“I’m thrilled to welcome Aaron to the Simpson family,” Moenck said in a press release. “Aaron is an incredibly talented coach and I look forward to the positive impact he will have on our remarkable student-athletes and the overall success of our track and field program.”

Prior to his coaching stint at Doane, Fuller worked at another NAIA institution, Morningside College as well as Fort Hays State University, an NCAA Divison II institution where he started off as a graduate assistant. 

Fuller received his bachelor’s from Central in exercise science and physical education and was a four-time letterwinner with the Central College Dutch track and field program. 

During his time at Central, he recieved four all-conference honors including first in pole vault at the league indoor championships in 2012. To this day, he still holds three different top 10 places in the Dutch’s record books. 

After Central, Fuller received his master’s degree in health and human performance from Fort Hays State in 2016.

“I would like to thank Marty Bell and Heath Moenck for this opportunity,” Fuller said in a press release. “I am excited to work with coach Moenck and continue to build on the success of Simpson College track and field. Simpson is a wonderful place and I am looking forward to getting on campus and building relationships with the students and staff.”

Fuller is now on campus and adjusting to the new role. The track and field competition season will begin in February with indoor meets followed by outdoor meets through the month of May.