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Amy Horst begins her third year as the women's track and field head coach and assistant cross country coach. Horst comes to Loyola after serving as an assistant coach for the cross country and track and field programs at Marquette University.
In Horst's first season, she led the Greyhounds to a program-best fifth-place finish at the 2011 MAAC Indoor Track & Field Championships. Loyola also finished fifth at the outdoor championships, and Horst had seven indoor athletes and seven outdoor athletes break school records.
Academically, the Greyhounds recorded the fifth-best GPA in NCAA Division I for the 2010-11 academic year and earned USTFCCCA All-Academic status.
Horst brings experience as both a coach and a student-athlete to Loyola, having participated and coached at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) prior to her stint at Marquette.
As a volunteer assistant at Marquette, Horst helped coach the Golden Eagles track and field and cross country squads that sent eight student-athletes to the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships West Regional. Horst arrived at Marquette after several years coaching at her alma mater.
While at MSOE, Horst worked with the track and field program as an assistant coach specializing in distance runners. The program enjoyed consistent success under Horst's tutelage from 2005 to 2009.
With Horst's assistance, the men's track and field team became indoor and outdoor Northern Athletic Conference champions in 2007, fielding 13 All-NAC student-athletes and six conference champions in the school's first year as a NAC member institution.
In Horst's last year as an assistant track and field coach, the Raiders produced an NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier and won eight individual conference championships and earned 13 All-NAC student-athlete honors. In addition to her time as assistant cross country coach,
Horst worked with the cross country program as an assistant coach before moving to associate coach in 2007 through 2008. Her coaching helped one Raider to qualify for the NCAA National Championship and guided the men's team to a conference championship.The teams also featured 21 all-conference selections, five Academic All-Americans and a 2008 all-region student-athlete.
Horst returned to the Milwaukee School of Engineering to serve as an assistant cross country coach after competing at MSOE as a student-athlete and receiving a bachelor's of science degree in biomedical engineering in 2002. She also received a master's of science degree in healthcare technologies management from Marquette in 2004. Horst holds two coaching certifications from USA Track & Field in endurance and sprints, hurdles and relays.