Corey Ihmels
Corey  Ihmels

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Iowa State, 1997

11/19/2016

Peloquin Sixth, Men 19th at Nationals

Brenna Peloquin was sixth in the women's race and the men were 19th as a team at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.

11/09/2016

West Regional Next Test for Broncos

The Boise State cross country team will compete in the NCAA West Regional Championship this Friday at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, Calif.

10/28/2016

Men's Team, Uchikoshi Victorious

The Boise State men's team won the team title and Yusuke Uchikoshi won the individual crown Friday morning at the Mountain West XC Championships in Kuna, Idaho at Falcon Crest Golf Club

08/23/2016

XC Podcast and Video Series Forthcoming

The "Cross Country Corner" podcast will feature an #AskIhmels segment and there will be a #TrailTuesday video series over the course of the season

07/11/2016

2015-16 In Review: Fall

Boise State student-athletes racked up nine All-America honors last fall

11/01/2013

MW Championship Preview - Corey Ihmels

Mountain West Conference Championship Preview with Head Cross Country Coach Corey Ihmels

10/28/2016

2016 Mountain West Cross Country Championships

2016 Mountain West Cross Country Championships, Falcon Crest Golf Club, Kuna, ID | Oct. 28

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After two years at the helm of the Boise State track and field and cross country programs, head coach Corey Ihmels and the Broncos have steadily climbed the national ranks along with establishing themselves as a force in the Mountain West. Below is a list of some of the program’s accomplishments in Ihmels’ two seasons at Boise State:

1 Individual National Champion
Emma Bates (2014) – 10,000m

Mountain West Athlete of the Year Awards
Emma Bates (2x, 2013 and 2014)

3 Individual National Runner-ups
Emma Bates (2014) – XC
Marisa Howard (2014) – 3,000m Steeplechase
Jordin Andrade (2015) – 400m Hurdles

15 All-Americans 
3 in cross country, 12 in track and field

8th Place at 2014 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Best finish at an NCAA Championship for any women’s team at Boise State in school history

11th Place at 2014 Women’s Cross Country Championships
First appearance to NCAA Nationals for the women’s team in school history

16 Individual Mountain West Championships
3 in cross country, 13 in track and field

48 All-Mountain West Honorees
10 in cross country, 38 in track and field

Also, Marisa Howard finished her collegiate career as the sixth-fastest 3,000m steeplechaser in NCAA history after running a 9:37.84 at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Emma Bates wrapped up her storied career as the 10th-fastest 10,000m runner in NCAA history after clocking a 32:13.28 at the 2015 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

Prior to coming to Boise State, Ihmels spent the previous six seasons (2007-13) as the head coach of the cross country and track and field programs at his alma mater, Iowa State. The two-time Big 12 Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year enjoyed similar success with the Cyclones:

7 Individual National Champions

9 Individual National Runner-ups

67 All-Americans

2 Big 12 Team Conference Championships

6 Top-10 Team Finishes at the NCAA Championships

38 Individual Big 12 Champions

400+ Big 12 All-Conference Honorees


In addition to his accomplishments on the Big 12 and NCAA level, Ihmels helped two athletes at Iowa State compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics:

  • Lisa (Koll) Uhl competed for the United States and took 13th (31:12.80) in the 10,000m.
  • Guor Marial competed as an Independent Olympic Athlete and took 47th (2:19.32) in the marathon.

Three Cyclone athletes exited Iowa State having held positions in the Top-Ten All-Time NCAA Performance List in the 10,000m and 5,000m:

10,000m

  •  Lisa (Koll) Uhl – No. 1
  • Betsy Saina No. 3
  • Meaghan Nelson No. 7

5,000m

  • Betsy Saina – No. 6
  • Lisa (Koll) Uhl – No. 8

Prior to becoming head coach at Iowa State, he served as the head men's cross country coach and assistant track and field coach for the Cyclones for five years. He joined the Cyclones from Arizona State, where he worked as a graduate assistant coach from 2000-01. Ihmels, a six-time All-American long-distance runner for Iowa State and the 1997 Big 12 Conference Indoor Athlete of the Year, was a member of the Cyclones' 1994 NCAA championship cross country team.

He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Iowa State in 1997, and a master's of education in curriculum and instruction from Arizona State in 2001. He and his wife Michelle have two children, son Wil and daughter Ruby.

As a prep running out of Williston HS, Ihmels won the 1991 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships - one of the most prestigious national prep cross country cross events in the country.


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