Carley is entering his third season as the head coach of Coe College’s Track and Field program. While at Coe he has coached one All-American (current junior- Melissa Alger), two Conference Champions and 11 All-Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) athletes, including a men’s 4x800 meter relay team. Under his guidance the Kohawks have broken five school records. The team has also been noted for their talent in the classroom with two All-Academic individuals as well as a team tittle of All-Academic on the women’s side both in 2013 and 2014.
Prior to Coe College, Carley began his coaching career at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse from 2007-2009. The Eagles were Division III NCAA Champions in both 2008 and 2009. Carley trained six Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Champions, four national qualifiers, and two All-Americans. Following a successful few years in La Crosse, Carley moved into the assistant position at the University of Chicago. While at Chicago, Carley had 29 All-Conference athletes. On the men’s side he had five University Athletic Association (UAA) Champions including a Men’s 4x400 meter relay. Carley trained six individual national qualifiers and in 2010 triple jumper, Drew Jackson, was runner-up at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. On the women’s side Carley worked with three national qualifiers, including a 4x100 meter relay team. The Women’s team won the UAA Championship in 2010 and placed 4th at the NCAA Division III National Championships, the highest finish in school history. The team’s overall finish helped the staff win the award for Coaching Staff of the Year. The University of Chicago Maroons broke six school records during Carley’s time as a coach.
As an athlete, Carley ran track and field for the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point from 2000-2004. He was a three time national qualifier in the long jump, triple jump and as a part of the 4x400 meter relay. Carley earned All-American status in the triple jump in 2001, and was the WIAC Conference long jump champion in 2003. As a freshman he won the team award for Outstanding Freshmen Field Event Athlete.
Carley graduated from University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He achieved a certification in K-12 Physical Education and Health. In 2009, Carley graduated from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse with a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a focus in Sport Administration. He currently lives in Cedar Rapids with his wife, Andrea, and daughter Peyton.
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Marcus Matyas joined the Coe College coaching staff in the fall of 2015. Matyas will work with the throwers, while also being a professor in the physical education department.
Prior to Coe, Matyas worked with the throwers at Defiance College for three years. During the 2013 season, the Yellow Jackets set five school records. Matyas also worked with Tom Postema, the 2013 National Champion in the Hammer Throw. Postema also earned All-American honors in the Weight Throw and Discus, while being named the HCAC and Regional Field Athlete of the Year.
During his time at Defiance, Matyas coached athletes to 49 new all-time top 10 performances, six national qualifiers, three All-Americans, a National Champion, 10 individual HCAC conference championships in the throws, six HCAC records and a USTFCCCA National Scholar Athlete of the year.
Prior to working at Defiance, Matyas spent two years at Hendrix, where he worked with the cross country and track and field programs. During his time at Hendrix, the women’s throwers broke four school records, while the men’s throwers broke a record. The men’s cross country team also recorded its highest finishes in school history at the 2010 South/Southeast Regional Championships, along with the 2011 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships. Matyas also worked with Elizabeth Krug at Hendrix, who earned All-American honors in the heptathlon at the 2011 and 2012 NCAA National Championships
Matyas served as a graduate assistant at Jacksonville State from 2007-2009, where he completed a master’s of public administration in athletic administration. He helped guide the Gamecock throwers to school records in five events.
Matyas graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland in May of 2007 with a bachelor’s of science in kinesiology with a sport studies concentration. Over his four years, Matyas excelled in the field as a four-time conference champion in discus, along with a 2003 shot put champion in State University of New York Athletic Conference. In 2005 and 2006, he was named SUNY Track and Field MVP, as well as two-time Discus All-American (2005 and 2006).