Justin Kinseth was named head coach of the UW-Oshkosh men’s track & field program on May 30, 2017.
Kinseth was mostly recently an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, and director of strength and conditioning for the Benedictine University (Ill.) men’s and women’s track & field teams.
After joining Benedictine University in 2015, Kinseth helped coach the men's track & field team to Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) indoor and outdoor titles in both 2016 and 2017.
In his two-plus years at Benedictine University, Kinseth coached and developed more than 20 NCAA Division III postseason qualifiers, including several All-Americans. Kinseth also coordinated recruiting efforts that saw more than 40 new student-athletes enroll at Benedictine University each year.
With Kinseth’s assistance, the Benedictine University men’s team achieved its first top-25 ranking from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The squad was ranked 77th in 2015 before ascending to third in the national poll in 2017.
Kinseth was named the 2017 USTFCCCA Men’s NCAA Division III Assistant Coach of the Year following both the indoor and outdoor national championships. He was also selected the 2017 Men’s NCAA Division III Midwest Region Indoor and Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year.
During 2017, Kinseth helped Benedictine University place fourth at the Division III men’s outdoor championship. He coached student-athletes to titles in the triple jump and the 400-meter relay while tutoring the national runner-up in the long jump.
Prior to his tenure at Benedictine University, Kinseth was an assistant track & field and cross country coach at Cardinal Stritch University for two years. His recruiting helped bring in 30 student-athletes to the men’s team while helping double the women's roster in just one season.
Kinseth competed in both football and track & field for Wartburg College (Iowa). He was a wide receiver for the Knights in 2009, when the football team won the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals.
Kinseth was a four-year letterwinner as a member of the Wartburg College track & field team. He helped the Knights win the 2012 IIAC indoor and 2013 IIAC outdoor titles while competing in the javelin and the multi-events. Kinseth currently ranks fifth in Wartburg College history in the pentathlon.
Kinseth earned his bachelor’s and master's degree from Wartburg College and Cardinal Stritch University, respectively.