Cross-Country Coaching Staff


Head Cross-Country Coach, Matt Koenigs

Joel PearsonMatt Koenigs
Head Cross-Country Coach
Phone: 425.249.4736
E-mail: matt.koenigs@TLC.edu

Head Cross-Country and Track and Field Coach Matt Koenigs joined the staff at Trinity Lutheran College in August of 2012. Koenigs holds a reputation as a successful program builder, and has begun the process of developing a top tier distance running and track and field program at Trinity.

Koenigs works to create a culture where athletes understand that their best effort is required in every endeavor, both on and off the track, and that by applying their best effort they can achieve more from themselves than they have before. It is this approach that has resulted in Koenigs’ being named NWAACC Coach of the Year five different times while coaching for other colleges. He has also yielded 68 All-American performances and nine individual NWAACC Champions. Click here to read full biography.


Assistant Cross-Country Coach, Mitchell Elias

Mitchell EliasMitchell Elias
Assistant Cross-Country Coach
Mitchell.Elias@TLC.edu

Mitchell Elias joined the Eagle distance running program in 2012 as an Assistant Coach for Cross-Country and Track and Field. Elias has played a pivotal role mentoring Trinity's student-athletes who competed at the NCCAA National Championship Cross-Country Meet in Cedarville, Ohio. An athlete himself, Elias ran for Everett Community College in 2007, where he was elected team captain. He participated in the college's inaugural track season and earned All-American honors in the steeplechase at the NWAACC Championship. Elias went on to compete for the University of Great Falls in Montana as one of the first athletes to represent the school at the NAIA Indoor National Championship. Click here to read full biography.


Assistant Cross-Country Coach, Tiffany Elias

Tiffany EliasTiffany Elias
Assistant Cross-Country Coach
Phone: 425.249.4729
E-mail: Tiffany.Elias@TLC.edu

Coach Tiffany Elias earned a Master of Science in Organizational Management from the University of Great Falls in May of 2012 and a B.S. in Health and Human Performance from the University of Great Falls in May of 2010. Prior to coaching at Trinity, Elias was on staff at Lane Community College (2006-2008) where she helped coach sixteen All Americans. In 2010, Elias began coaching for the University of Great Falls, and in that year they sent 6 athletes to the NAIA National Championship in Cross-Country and Track and Field.

As an athlete herself, Elias competed at Lane Community College from 2004-2006 where she was team captain of the 2005 NWAACC Champion Women’s Cross Country team. She also received individual all- conference honors on the track in the 800, 1500, and 3000 meter steeplechase. Click here to read full biography.