With the 2018 season, Kyle Steiner will begin his fifth season as the head coach of the men's and women's track and field teams.
Steiner joined the Blue Devil track and field staff beginning with the 2010-11 academic year, working with the jumps and multi events. He took over as head coach for both the men's and women's programs beginning with the 2013-14 academic school year.
A collegiate All-American decathlete, Steiner has increased UW-Stout's presence in the multi-events for both the men's and women's teams.
In 2017, Lydia Meier was the WIAC women's indoor scholar-athlete, repeated as the conference indoor champion in the weight throw and finished second at the NCAA indoor championship. Michelle Brandt earned All-America honors in the indoor shot put and Heidi Lieffort earned outdoor All-America honors in the discus. The women's team finished third at the WIAC outdoor championship.
In 2016, Ethen Schoen earned national champion honors in both the indoor hepthathlon and the outdoor decathlon. Lydia Meier earned All-America honors indoors in the weight throw and outdoors in the hammer throw. Michelle Brandt (indoor weight throw), Stephanie Plaides (indoor high jump), Laurisa Titterud (indoor 800) and Emma Sapiro (outdoor heptathlon) earned All-America honors on the women's side, and on the men's side, Eric Fogeltanz (indoor 400, outdoor 400-hurdles) and Christian Lucchesi (outdoor pole vault) earned All-America honors. The women's team finished third at both the WIAC indoor and outdoor championships, the program's best team finishes in each event.
The 2015 Blue Devils earned eight combined All-America awards. Patrick Jenkins closed his career with two All-America honors in both the indoor and outdoor 5000m runs. Meagan Ward earned All-America in the pentathlon and the heptathlon. The women's 4x400-relay team, after winning the WIAC indoor title, earned All-America honors. Austin Zett (discus) and Paul Van Grinsven (steeplechase) both earned runner-up honors nationally. Jenkins (5000m, 10,000m), Zett (discus) and Christan Lucchesi (pole vault) won outdoor conference titles. Jenkins (5000m) also won an indoor title. Meagan Ward won the heptathlon and Laurisa Titterud (400m) and Kathleen Thorn (5000m) won indoor conference titles. The Blue Devil men finished fourth at the outdoor WIAC meet, their best team finish since 1998, and were only 10 points out of second place. The Blue Devil women finished fourth at the indoor WIAC meet, their best team finish since 2005.
During the 2014 season, Zach Anderson claimed the indoor national hepthathlon title and finished third in the decathlon at the outdoor championship. Jessika Smith was runner-up nationally in the pentathlon and in the hepthathlon. Meagan Ward earned All-American honors in both the pentathlon and heptathlon.The women's 4x400-relay team earned All-America outdoor honors, as did Smith in the long jump. Patrick Jenkins earned All-America honors in the indoor 3000m and 5000m and in the outdoor 5000m and 10,000m. Nick Lubinski earned indoor triple jump All-America honors and Sam Elsner and Austin Zett earned outdoor All-America honors in the discus. On the conference level, individual championships went to Jenkins (3000m indoors; 5000m outdoors, 10,000m outdoors), Lubinski (indoor triple jump), Anderson (outdoor decathlon), Ward (indoor pentathlon) and Smith (outdoor long jump, heptathlon).
In the 2013 season, Zach Anderson repeated as the WIAC outdoor decathlon champion and Jessika Smith repeated as the indoor pentathlon champion. Smith also repeated as the WIAC performer of the meet. Both Anderson and Smith advanced to the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships, where Anderson was runner-up in the heptathlon and Smith runner-up in the pentathlon. At the WIAC Indoor Championship, three Blue Devil women multi members scored - Smith, 1st; Cheyenne Gray, 6th; and Heather Inczauskis, 8th. At the WIAC Outdoor Championships, Meagan Ward finished second and Inczauaskis, third. Both advanced to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship.
In 2012, Jessika Smith was named the WIAC Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Meet after winning the pentathlon and the long jump. Smith won the WIAC outdoor heptathlon title. She finished fifth at the NCAA DIII national championships in the indoor and eighth in the outdoor to earn All-America honors. On the men's side, Daniel Drewek won the WIAC indoor hepthathlon and finished second at the NCAA indoor championships. Zach Anderson finished sixth in the NCAA indoor heptathlon and fourth in the NCAA outdoor decathlon. Brandon Zarnoth was second in the NCAA decathlon. Anderson won the WIAC decathlon title and Zarnorth was second. Zarnoth was second in the indoor heptathlon. Stout sent four (two men, two women) multi-event performers to the outdoor championships, and four (one woman, three men) to the indoor championships. Steiner was named the UW-Stout assistant coach of the year for the 2011-12 season.
In 2011, Smith was named the WIAC Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Meet after winning the heptathlon. Drewek won the WIAC decathlon title.
A seven-time All-American at UW-Stevens Point, Steiner was a member of the 2008 NCAA Division III 1600-meter relay championship team and twice (2007, 2008) finished as runner-up at the national championships in the decathlon. Steiner was named the Pointers' male individual athlete of the year in 2007 and is a two-time CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-American. Steiner was named to the WIAC All-Time Track and Field Team as the conference celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012-13.
Steiner was an assistant track and field coach at Lynchburg College in Virginia for two seasons where he coached the high jump, hurdles, pole vault and decathletes. He also headed up the Lynchburg recruiting efforts.
Steiner received his bachelor's degree from UW-Stevens Point in biology and natural sciences, with an emphasis in education. He received his masters' degree from Lynchburg.
A native of Grafton, Wis., Steiner finished second at the 2010 World Championship Double Decathlon.