Frank Wallace joined Coe's track and field staff in August of 2017. Wallace comes to Coe after spending two years as a graduate assistant at Southwest Minnesota State University. During his two years there, Wallace created and coordinated strength and conditioning programs for short sprinters, long sprinters, hurdlers, horizontal jumpers and vertical jumpers. At SMSU, Frank coached a NCAA DII National Competitor, a NCAA DII National List Provisional Qualifier and 25 NSIC All Conference Track and Field athletes over two years.
While coaching at SMSU, Wallace received his Masters of Science in Physical Education: Coaching Philosophy, with an emphasis in Coaching. Prior to becoming a graduate assistant, Frank studied at Brair Cliff University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and was a scholarship recipient on the track and field team. Wallace also holds a USTFCCA Track and Field Technical Certificate.
As a college athlete, Wallace competed in the 55m, 60m, 100-meter dash, 4x200 relay and anchored the 4x100 relay. As a junior, the 4x100 earned Second Team All-American Honors and broke the school record with a time of 41.33. As a senior, the 4x100 meter relay team qualify for NAIA Championships where they set a new school record with a time of 41.08, finishing 10th at the National meet and earned Second team All-American honors again. In his four years, Frank was a four-year letter winner, a three-time NAIA National Qualifier, a two-time GPAC Conference Champion and also received USTFCCCA honors.
Wallace is a native of Omaha, Nebraska where he attended Omaha Burke High School. He is the youngest of four siblings.
Justin Roberts joined Coe's track and field staff in August of 2017. Before Coe, Roberts was a graduate assistant for three years at his alma mater, Hastings College. As a graduate assistant, he worked specifically with throwers, while also designing and developing mobility and injury prevention strategies, and implemented team strength workouts for sprinters, jumpers, hurdlers and throwers. During those three years, Roberts coached 27 All-Americans, six GPAC Conference Champions and four NAIA National Champions. Roberts is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through CSCS.
While coaching at Hastings, Roberts received his Master of Arts in Physical Education. Prior achieving his masters, he also studied his undergrad at Hastings, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. As a student athlete, Roberts was an eight-time NAIA All-American in outdoor and indoor throwing events and a 13-time GPAC All-Conference Performer. He also holds the Hasting College school record for the indoor shot put.
Roberts is an Iowa native, growing up in Altoona and Alta, Iowa. His family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming where he attended Cheyenne Central High School. Now his family resides in Des Moines, where his younger brother plays football for Grad View University.
Matthew Barreau (Ba-Row) is the Coe College Director of Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field. Barreau began his duties at Coe in October of 2017.
Prior to arriving at Coe, Barreau spent 13 years coaching at all three NCAA levels. Most recently, Barreau spent six years as the Head Men's and Women's Cross Country and Assistant Track & Field Coach at Christopher Newport University. In six years at Christopher Newport, Barreau coached 47 NCAA National Qualifiers, 88 USTFCCCA All-Region selections and led the women's cross country team to the NCAA National Championships for the first time in school history. He also led the men's team to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA National Championships.
During his time at Christopher Newport, he was named the USTFCCCA Regional Coach of the Year four times (twice in cross country and twice in track and field). He was also named a conference coach of the year eight times. During his six years leading the Captains, his athletes set 27 conference records, 15 conference meet records and 42 school records.
Prior to his time at Christopher Newport, he served as an assistant coach at Bethune-Cookman, Concordia University (Oregon), Portland State, Adams State, Oregon State and Western Oregon. Barreau holds USATF Level III Certification in Endurance, while holding USATF Level II Certifications in Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Jumps and Combined Events.
Barreau received his Bachelors of Science Degree from Western Oregon in 2004 in Physical Education with a minor in Biology. He currently serves as the 2nd Vice President for the NCAA Division III Executive Committee and is chair of the NCAA Division III Cross Country Awards Committee. He also serves on the NCAA Rule 4.4.14 Task Force and the NCAA Cross Country Course Requirement Task Force.