Klessner, Stuflick Tapped to Lead Men’s, Women’s Cross Country Teams

West Burlington – Southeastern Community College (SCC) is rolling out men's and women's cross country programs in August. Well-regarded Head Coach Mike Klesner and Assistant Coach Cassie Stuflick have been chosen to lead the teams.

Klesner comes to SCC after a decade as the head coach for Danville High School's cross country team. With Danville in a favorable position, Klesner says he is ready to take on a new challenge.

"We're going to hit the ground running and begin establishing a solid program," he says. "This will be a great stepping stone for students who want to head to a four-year school, or those who want to extend their running career."

Klesner was Stuflick's coach during her years in high school. Under his direction in 2012, Stuflick became the best cross country runner in the program's history at the Class 2A state championship. She continued on to have a successful career at Clarke University.

SCC Athletic Director Tyler Gaston is pleased to have the duo on board.

"Mike and Cassie are bringing with them years of success," he says. "They share SCC's vision and want to offer opportunities for cross country runners to compete at the college level in our area."

Players interested in learning more about Blackhawk Cross Country or Southeastern Community College should contact Gaston at tgaston@scciowa.edu, (319) 208-5024.

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A file photo of Klesner is available here: https://www.scciowa.edu/marketing/2018/photos/Klesner.jpg

A file photo of Stuflick is available here: https://www.scciowa.edu/marketing/2018/photos/Stuflick.jpg