John Metelko Named Cross Country Coach
Athletics director Barry Fried announced in February that John Metelko has been chosen to lead the new V-Hawk men’s and women’s cross country teams.
“We’re very fortunate to get someone with John’s knowledge and experience,” commented Fried. “Whenever you start a new program, it’s important to find a quality person and quality coach. John epitomizes both and will do a great job for us.”
Metelko recently earned a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University while serving as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Evansville. Metelko completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Evansville in 2005, where he ran cross country for four seasons.
“I am very excited to be coaching the first men’s and women’s cross country teams at Viterbo University,” Metelko said. “Our first teams have the opportunity to set the standard for excellence in our program and that’s a motivating prospect for our student-athletes and me. I can’t wait for our first competition.”