|Title:||Cross Country / Track Head Coach|
Matt Buchhorn was hired spring 2012 as head coach of Univeristy of Dallas Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track & Field.
In his short time at Dallas, Coach Buchhorn has already made a great impact with runners in the fold. In the 2012 track & field season, the Crusaders claimed four school records.
New records were set at the team-level in the 4x400 Relay (3:31.08) and 4x800 Relay (8:41.99) on Mar. 24, 2012, at the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational.
Running the first leg of these races, junior Matt Barber paced Dallas all season long, and was the team's nominee for Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) 'Athlete of the Year.'
Setting the 200m (22.41) and 400m (50.7) school records in 2012, Barber twice broke Dallas' 200m record, while besting the 400m record six times. Peaking at the right time, he accomplished his record-setting times at the 2012 SCAC Track & Field Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) on Apr. 28.
A native of Granger, Texas, Coach Buchhorn's coaching-experience includes, most recently, serving in the roles of Assistant Cross Country/Track Coach/Graduate Assistant at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, since July 2011.
At Incarnate Word, he assisted the head coach in all functions of the program, such as coordinating travel arrangements, recruiting student-athletes, scheduling meets, maintaining equipment and aiding in the preparation of cross country meets.
Prior to his Incarnate Word appointment, Coach Buchhorn was Assistant Cross Country/Track Coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, from July 2010-June 2011.
A December 2010 graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, Coach Buchhorn has earned a Bachelor of Behavioral Science in Sports, Fitness, and Leisure Studies. Working toward a Master of Science in Sports Management, he has completed postgraduate coursework at Incarnate Word.
While at Hardin-Simmons from August 2008-December 2010, Coach Buchhorn was a member of the Cowboys' Cross Country & Track teams. He also ran Cross Country/Track/Half Marathon at Western Texas College from August 2006-May 2008 before receiving an associate degree.
In addition to holding USA Track & Field (USATF) Level I Certification, Coach Buchhorn is First Aid and AED certified.