Jason Maus is in his ninth season as the head men’s and women’s cross country and track & field coach at Ohio Northern.
In the 2016-17 season, Maus led the Polar Bear men's team to a second place finish at the OAC Outdoor Championships and a second place finish at the OAC Indoor Championships. He also led the women's team to a second place finish at the OAC Indoor Championships and a championship title at the OAC Outdoor Championships.
In his eight seasons as head coach, Maus has led the men’s program to three conference championship titles (three indoor) and the women’s program to one indoor title and one outdoor title. He has also coached two National Champions as head coach at Ohio Northern. Josh Colbert, who won the outdoor long jump National Championship in 2014 and Emily Richards who is a 5-time National Champion. Richards won the 800-meter run at the 2016 Outdoor National meet before claiming the 800 and 1-mile run national titles at the 2017 Indoor National meet and the 800 and 1,500-meter run titles at the 2017 Outdoor National meet.
Maus coached Richards to an eighth place finish at the 2017 USA Championships in the 800-meter run in Sacramento, Cal.
Maus and his staff were named Coaching Staff of the Year on both the men's and women's side at the 2014-15 OAC Outdoor Championships.
Maus and his staff also swept the 2017 Coaching Staff of the Year awards on the women's side of the meet after claiming the honors during both the indoor and outdoor conference championships.
Maus earned Female Coach of the Year honors in the 2016 outdoor season after leading the women's team to a first place regional ranking.
He also garnered Outdoor All-Great Lakes Region Female Coach of the Year honors after guiding the Polar Bears to a conference title and leading Northern to its best team finish in school history at the national meet.
He is no stranger to the Polar Bear program as he was also as an assistant cross country and track & field at ONU from 2002-09, where he coached the distance runners and was the recruiting coordinator.
He came to ONU from Heidelberg, where he was a three-time Academic All-American in track and cross country.
Maus was a two-time OAC Champion in track and a two-time All-OAC honoree in cross country.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Heidelberg in 2002 and his Master’s Degree at Bowling Green State University in 2005.
Maus was part of the OAC Women’s Cross Country Coaching Staff of the Year in 2005, 2006 and 2008 and Men’s Cross Country Coaching Staff of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2016.
Maus is in his second season as Division III President of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
He also serves as a lecturer in the business college at ONU. Maus is USATF Level I and Level II certified in distance and throws.
He and his wife, Lindsey, live in Ada with their sons, Hayden and Jackson.
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Casey Gantt is in his ninth season as the assistant coach for men’s and women’s cross country and track & field.
He helped coach Josh Colbert to the national title in the long jump at the 2014 NCAA III Outdoor Championships.
Gantt also helped coach Emily Richards to the national title in the 800-meter run at the 2016 NCAA III Outdoor Championships.
He coached Kelsey Commager to the 2017 Indoor and Outdoor National Meets in the triple jump.
He also received Female Assistant Coach of the Year honors after being a part of the back-to-back OAC Female Coaching Staff of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
Gant was also named 2016 Outdoor Great Lakes Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year.
Gantt started at ONU in early 2011 as the recruiting assistant before taking over the assistant role. He brings coaching experience as a volunteer coach at Carthage College and from Grayslake Central High School (Ill.).
Additionally, Gantt has a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State, where he was a four-year varsity and multiple time All-Conference athlete. He was also named an scholar athlete and was inducted into the Lake County (Ill.) Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
Gantt earned his Master’s Degree in sport management from the United States Sports Academy. Gantt has also earned his USATF Level 1 certification.
Gant has USTFCCCA Event Specialist Certifications in sprints, hurdles, relays and jumps.
He also has his USTFCCCA Strength and Conditioning certification.
Gantt and his wife Erin reside in Lima with their son Michael, and daughter Emily.
Stephan Johnson is in his fourth season as Assistant Track & Field coach for the Ohio Northern men's & women's track & field teams.
Johnson helped guide Maddy Reed to two All-American seasons during the 2017 indoor and outdoor campaigns.
Reed posted third place finishes at both the outdoor and indoor National Championships.
Johnson brings experience as a former track & field student-athlete and coach at Baldwin-Wallace. As a student-athlete he was an 8 time Conference Qualifier in the pole vault and a Conference Champion in outdoor in 2007. He also participated in the javelin where he was a Conference Qualifier. As a coach he worked closely with the jumps coach to further skill development of female vaulter's. He also assisted in the recruiting process while at Baldwin-Wallace.
Before coming to Ohio Northern he volunteered at Mount Union College where he worked with pole vault and long jump.
Johnson graduated from Baldwin-Wallace with a Bachelors degree in Biology in May 2007. He earned his Masters in Education from the University of Notre Dame in May 2011.
He currently resides in Ada.
Madison Haasz is in her second season as Assistant Track & Field coach for the Ohio Northern men's and women's track & field teams where she will be serving as the throwing coach.
In her first season as throwing coach for the Polar Bears, Haasz coached Lucas Shumate at both the 2017 Indoor and Outdoor National Meets.
Haasz also coached Kendra Paul during the 2017 outdoor campaign where she made her debut at the National Meet in the javelin throw.
Haasz coached three OAC Champions during the both the indoor and outdoor conference championships.
The 2016 graduate of Heidelberg University majored in Psychology and was a four time All-American as a thrower on the women's track & field team.
The second year coach earned the Paul Hoernemann Award at Heidelberg in 2016 after her phenomenal athletic career at HU.
Haasz earned All-American accolades in 2016 as she finished as national runner-up in the outdoor hammer throw, finished fifth nationally in the outdoor shot put and finished sixth nationally in the indoor shot put.
Haasz was also named an All-American in 2015 as she finished sixth in the hammer throw at the outdoor national meet.
"I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to coach at Ohio Northern University," Haasz said. "Coaching is a dream job and something I am very passionate about. I am excited that I get to come to work everyday and do something that I love."