Chris Miltenberg Named Director of Track & Field

Miltenberg comes to Stanford from Georgetown where he led the Hoyas to the 2011 NCAA Championship

Aug. 27, 2012


STANFORD, Calif. --
 Chris Miltenberg has been named Stanford's Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track & Field and head cross-country coach as announced by Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics Bernard Muir.


Miltenberg comes from Georgetown where he was the associate head coach for track and field and the head women's cross-country coach. He led the Hoyas to the 2011 NCAA title in women's cross country and was named the USTFCCCA National Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year.


"We are thrilled to have Chris join us at Stanford," said Muir. "He will be an excellent contributor and leader for a tremendous group of student-athletes. He is very well thought of and recommended by many. He has had great success at Georgetown and we expect similar results here at Stanford."


Miltenberg comes with outstanding credentials from his five seasons at Georgetown. He has coached 36 All-Americans in track and field, including individual NCAA Champion at 3,000 meters, Emily Infeld and two NCAA runner-up finishes. Miltenberg also led the Georgetown women to the 2012 Big East indoor track title.


"I'd really like to thank Bernard Muir, Patrick Dunkley and Joe Karlgaard for the opportunity to come to Stanford," said Miltenberg. "This is a great opportunity for my family and we couldn't be more excited. Stanford has an incredible tradition of excellence that I hope to build on, while at the same time beginning a new chapter and looking for ways to improve and get better. I am deeply humbled and honored to be coming to Stanford, but more than anything I am fired up to get started."


Under the guidance of Miltenberg, Georgetown has finished in the top 10 of the USTFCCA Terry Crawford Program of the Year each of the last two seasons. He is a three-time Mid-Atlantic Assistant Coach of the Year for women's track and field and had six of his athletes compete at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Before his time at Georgetown, Miltenberg was the associate head coach for men's and women's track & field and cross country at Columbia. He spent one season in that role and was an assistant coach at Columbia for two seasons before that. He led the Lions to a pair of 13th-place finishes at the 2004 and 2005 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Miltenberg also led Columbia to a pair of Ivy League titles during those same seasons. 

Miltenberg is a 2003 graduate of Georgetown where he was a two-time All-American and placed fourth at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters. He went on to run professionally for a year with Adidas as he trained for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials.


Miltenberg also earned a master's degree in applied physiology in 2005 from Columbia. He is married to a former Georgetown All-America runner, the former Colleen Kelly. The couple has two children, a daughter Maggie and a newborn son, Kevin.