The 2017 season marks Heath Moenck's sixth as an assistant track and field coach at Simpson, where he coaches middle distance and distance runners. Moenck is also the Storm's head cross country coach.
As a middle distance and distance coach for the track and field teams, Moenck has seen 12 of his athletes earn all-conference honors, including four conference champions and two relay teams. Most notably, Joe Farrand earned Most Valuable Track Performer honors at the 2013 Iowa Conference Indoor Championships after winning the 3,000 and 5,000 meters.
A Webster City, Iowa native, Moenck ran collegiately at the University of Iowa and spent the last three years as an assistant at NCAA Division II Augustana College (S.D.) and NCAA Division III University of St. Thomas.
Moenck most recently spent a year on staff at St. Thomas, where he was an assistant cross country and track and field coach. In charge of the middle distance runners, Moenck helped the Tommies win Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) championships in women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.
Prior to St. Thomas, Moenck spent two seasons at Augustana, where he started as a graduate assistant before being promoted to assistant cross country and track and field coach in 2010. While at Augustana, the Vikings won consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) championships in women’s cross country and turned in two, top-15 finishes at the national meet (fifth in 2008 and 13th in 2009). The men’s team won a conference title in 2009 and placed 10th in the nation.
As a student-athlete, Moenck lettered for the cross country and track and field teams at Iowa, where he was primarily a distance runner. He served as team captain of the cross country squad as a senior in 2007.