Warriors add Bins to cross country and track and field staff

Published 3:23 am Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Waldorf College cross country and track and field programs added Corey Bins to its staff as associate head coach, according to a press release.

“I am thrilled to have Corey join the cross country and track and field coaching staff here at Waldorf College,” said Waldorf head coach Kelsey Riggins. “His energy and passion for the sport is a welcomed addition and will be great not only for our athletes, but for our athletic department as a whole.”

Bins, a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, will serve as the distance coach for both Warrior programs.

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Prior to arriving at Waldorf, Bins spent the past six years coaching boys’ and girls’ track and cross country at Green Bay East High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He served six track seasons as the head distance coach and was an assistant cross country coach for five seasons.

Waldorf’s track and field programs enter the second year of competition. The Warriors also make their North Star Athletic Association debut this season. Being involved in distance running most of his life, Bins is looking forward to the chance to coach at the collegiate level.

“I’ve known for quite a while that coaching is what I want to do for a career,” Bins said. “I’m really excited about finally having the opportunity to coach at the collegiate level, especially a position where I can come in and help lead a program that’s just starting out and help them improve and achieve success.”

During Bins’ time at Green Bay East, he coached four individual Division I state cross country meet qualifiers and 19 Fox River Classic All-Conference runners.

In 2012, the Red Devils boys’ team reached the state cross country meet for the first time in 26 years. The 2012 team featured a runner who earned sixth place individually and also went on to take 18th in the Foot Locker Midwest Cross Country Regional. Green Bay East’s girls’ team qualified for the state meet for the first time in school history during the 2013 season.

During Bins’ tenure, the track teams established four school records, eight individual state qualifiers and seven all-conference runners.

A 2005 graduate of Green Bay Preble High School, Bins competed in track and cross country for the Hornets and was a member of a team that claimed runner-up honors in the 2005 Division I state track meet.

Bins ran NCAA Division I cross country for four years at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he received Academic All-American Scholar honors. He graduated from UW-Green Bay in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history education.

Having competed and coached in the Midwest, Bins brings an understanding of the region to help build Waldorf’s programs.

“Corey is from Wisconsin and knows the Midwest cross country and track and field scene, which will be great for recruiting,” Riggins said.

Bins earned an athletic coaching certificate from UW-Green Bay and also has a USA Track & Field Level 2 coaching certification.

With a dedication to distance running and the amount of time that is necessary to prepare student-athletes for competitions, Bins is ready to go to work for the Warriors.

“I’m very passionate about the sport,” Bins said. “I’ve put my whole life into coaching and trying to help make my athletes the best runners they can be.”