Jamie LaBrosse comes to Concordia from Kitchener, Ontario Canada.
Coach LaBrosse has coached many successful distance runners in his three years at Concordia. His cross country teams have been climbing the tables in the WHAC and his track runners have made an impact in the conference as well. Most notably is Junior, Stephanie Johnston who has twice qualified for Indoor Nationals and also qualified for the Cross County Nationals as well. She earned All-American status for her sixth place finish in the indoor 5k this past year.
In High School, Coach LaBrosse ran Track and Cross Country at Cameron Heights Collegiate and Laurel Creek Track Club in Kitchener under the guidance of Gary Crossley. In his prep years, LaBrosse qualified for the Provincial and National Championships running the 4x400m, 800m, 1500m, Steeplechase and Cross Country.
After H.S. LaBrosse earned a scholarship to Central Michigan University for Track and CC and earned All-MAC honors running for the Chippewas in 94 in the Indoor 800m and 4x400m. While at CMU LaBrosse studied Special Education and earned a Bachelors Degree. He graduated in 1998 and started teaching and coaching at Clarkston High School. While at Clarkston, LaBrosse built a Cross Country team that won 3 consecutive State Championships (03, 04, & 05) and 1 runner-up title (02). His teams were a dominating force on the Michigan HS landscape. They were ranked in the top 10 Nationally from 02-05 and he won 3 Michigan Coach of the Year Awards. In Track, LaBrosse was an assistant coach on a State Runner-up Team and coached 2 National Champion 4xMile teams. Over the years his athletes won 7 Individual State Titles and had 17 All-State Athletes that went on to run in D1 College programs.
Currently, LaBrosse teaches at Ann Arbor Huron High School where he continues to teach Special Education. Coach LaBrosse has a son named Ethan who plays for the Michigan Alliance Soccer Team and attends Howell High School. In his spare time he enjoys running with his dog Raven and likes to travel.
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Dakota graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa this past May, where she was one of Wartburg top runners for cross country and track and field and earned her bachelor's degree in Fitness Management. In her senior season at Wartburg, Dakota was five time all-conference in cross country and track and field, as well as became an All-American in the indoor distance medley relay, anchoring in the mile, back in February. Wartburg won the NCAA DIII Women's Outdoor Track and Field National Championship and won nine of twelve cross country and track and field conference championships during Tell's time. She was a team captain as well as got the privilege to coordinate the NCAA Division III National track and Field banquet. She will be starting her master's degree in Student Personnel Administration from Concordia this fall.
Originally from Epworth, Iowa, Dakota graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 2013. She currently resides in Ypsilanti.
Coach Steve Sherer enters his second year at Concordia on Coach Labrosse's staff. Sherer was an All American at Michigan State University where he received his Maters in Kinesiology. From there he went on to coach himself to Personal Records of 1:47 in the 800 meter, 3:36 in the 1500, and 3:56 in the Mile. He competed in the Olympic Trial Finals and was the fourth fastest American in 2008. He is author of “Spiked Up Ready to Run”, a book on increasing athletic performance and how he went from a line man on the football team to a world class runner. He was Head coach at Los Gatos High School for 3 years and has coached individuals for 10 years. He currently manages and owns an Anytime Fitness Franchise and Personal Trains as well in Ann Arbor and Brighton. He, his wife Kelsea and their 3 kids currently live in Dexter MI.