Steggall named to Ram coaching staffs
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Cross Country, Track - Mon, Aug. 14, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Track & field star Tashina (McAllister) Steggall has been named an assistant on Dan Schofer's Cornell College cross country and track & field coaching staffs for the 2017-18 seasons.

Steggall, a 14-time NCAA Division III All-American while at Wartburg College (2011-14), comes to the Hilltop after spending two seasons as a track & field graduate assistant at Concordia University Irvine. She coached the hurdlers there, and will assume the same role at Cornell.

Steggall's official start date is Sept. 5.

"We are excited to have Coach Steggall join our track & field and cross country staff at Cornell," Schofer said. "Her athletic experience as a multiple-time NCAA champion and coaching resume make her a tremendous resource for our student-athletes. Tashina's Iowa roots and West Coast coaching experience will help her as a recruiter and will allow our program to continue to attract outstanding student-athletes from across the country."

Steggall was crowned 2014 NCAA indoor champion in the 60-meter hurdles, and twice took NCAA runner-up in the 400 hurdles (2013-14). A school-record holder in both hurdles events, Steggall was voted 2014 Central Region Track Athlete of the Year her senior season.

Steggall helped Wartburg win four NCAA team championships (indoors – 2012, outdoors 2012-14) and eight Iowa Conference team titles. She was tabbed Most Outstanding Track Performer at the 2013 IIAC Outdoor Championships and finished with six career individual conference titles.  

Steggall ran on the championship distance medley relay at the 2012 Drake Relays. She competed in the Drake Relays 400 hurdles as a senior for the Knights.

Steggall graduated from Wartburg in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in psychology. She received her master's in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia Irvine in 2017.

Steggall was assistant girls' track & field coach for Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 2015. She then moved on to Concordia Irvine, where she guided the women's team to a third-place finish at the 2016 PacWest Conference Championships.

A decorated athlete at Oelwein High School, the Hazleton native was a two-time Iowa state champion in the 400 hurdles and also claimed a state title in the 100. She competed at the Drake Relays three years while in high school, placing in the 400 hurdles her senior season.

Tashina was married to Brandon Steggall on July 29, 2017.