Danger Resigns

Sarah Goeman

Sarah Goeman

This will be the final season for Paul Danger as head coach of SDSU’s cross country and track teams. Danger recently resigned because his wife has been offered a new job.

“My wife Sara has been offered a Lilly Fellowship in the Humanities and English department at Valparaiso University beginning in August,” Danger said. “It’s an opportunity you don’t pass up.”

Danger was head coach for six seasons and his athletes said that he’s brought a lot to the program.

“He’s really brought a lot of team unity,” said senior Kara Lucas. “He trains with us everyday and makes sure we’re working hard. He is a great coach and will definitely be missed.”

Among Danger’s accomplishments are 45 All-Americans including two national champions: Jennifer Bass in the pole vault and Nick Burrow in the mile. Burrow also set an NCAA indoor mile record.

Danger led the SDSU men to four straight NCC cross country titles, and has been the conference Men’s Coach of the Year each of those seasons.

He was also the Mondo Division II Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2002 after leading the Jacks to fourth place at the national meet.