|Title:||Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach|
Jason Maus is in his fifth season as the head men’s and women’s cross country and track & field coach at Ohio Northern.
In the 2012 season, Maus led the Polar Bear men’s team to fifth place finishes at the OAC Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He also led the women's team to a second place finish at the OAC Indoor Championships and a fifth place finish at the OAC Outdoor Championships.
In his three 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.
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 and 2008.
Maus is in his second season as Second Vice President of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). He will move to First Vice President in 2015 and then President of USTFCCCA Division III in 2017.
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.
Track & Field under Maus
|4-Year Totals||171-24||.877||4-Year Totals||129-61-1||.675|
|4-Year Totals||141-49-1||.738||4-Year Totals||94-93-2||.497|
|Title:||Assistant Coach - Cross Country, Track & Field|
Casey Gantt is in his fourth season as the assistant coach for men’s and women’s cross country and track & field.
Gantt started 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.
Gantt and his wife Erin reside in Ada with their son Michael.
Heath Gibson is in his second season as recruiting coordinator for the Ohio Northern men's & women's cross country and track & field teams.
Gibson brings experience as a former track & field student-athlete at Otterbein. He finished his collegiate career as a three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree, as well as an Academic All-OAC Honorable Mention nod his senior year.
He is currently ranked fifth on Otterbein's all-time finishes in the 1,500 run at 3:56.32.
The Liberty Township, Ohio, native graduated from Otterbein with his degree in sports management in June 2011.
He currently resides in Ada.