During his twenty-six year tenure at the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, Steve Pfingsten was selected twenty times as the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. In 2016 inrecognition of his exemplary leadership and tremendous success as a coach, the College of St. Scholastica inducted him into the College’s Hall of Fame.
From a conversational interview with Steve in this episode, you can hear about his leadership thoughts and get more than just a glimpse into the heart that enabled Coach Pfingsten to influence and lead in such a way that generated outstanding results for so many people over so many years. In just his final fourteen years of coaching alone, his teams won 22 conference championships. This was in addition to many individual championships and awards for team members. In 2013, he coached Chelsea Johnson to an NCAA Division III national championship.